SUITING UP!

Unbelievable and yet true: the second episode of my little tailoring escapade is actually up! As you might remember, after making my Francine Jacket, I had precious little left over fabric but the idea of a short-trousered suit had tickled my fancy and I could not let it go.  I spent quite some time looking... Continue Reading →

DIPPING MY TOES INTO TAILORING: the Francine Jacket

FOREWORD I have a terrible, terrible backlog.  And I use the word terrible with utmost intent, as my backlog is (and I’m quoting the Thesaurus) 1. distressing and severe; 2. horrible and/or extremely bad; 3. exciting terror and, lastly, 4. formidably great.  I realised now some time ago that I have many, many more completed and undocumented projects than the ones that... Continue Reading →

COUNT TO TEN BEFORE SAYING "SUSTAINABLE"

This little piece started as a quick note in response to this post, but snowballed into a full-on essay on cellulose-based fabrics. Read on or save for later but do yourself a favour: stay informed! The basics Let's start with the basics, to make sure we're all on the same page. Here's a definition of sustainable: "the... Continue Reading →

BIG NEWS!

I’VE MADE IT TO THE MINERVA MAKERS TEAM! There – it’s out. Phew! Keeping this piece of news in the past few weeks has felt very much like trying not to laugh out loud in public. You can read my first post, about my beloved Fifi Pyjamas, here. So many of my sewing crushes blog... Continue Reading →

THE STRAWBERRY SHERBET SKIRT

I don't know you, but I absolutely love wearing long skirts. Midi, Ballerina, Maxi... I love them all. Recently I'm all about ballerina length, because ankles my dear friends, even in 2019, are sexy. Embellished with a button down fastening, or wraps, or slits they also are an extremely playful take on modesty. Granted, there... Continue Reading →

KNITTING UPDATE: THE MARILYN SWEATER

I have lost count of how many times I have written this post. It suffices to say the photos were taken last spring! I started knitting this jumper shortly before last Christmas (I mean 2017...) and finished it sometimes in early spring, after much unraveling and re-knitting. For some reason the proportions were just wrong... Continue Reading →

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