Inspired by Gwen Shlichta’s illustrations in Flow Magazine issue 17 I started to draw my current wardrobe. Then, as I tried again and still had elements I wasn’t happy with, I thought, why not draw each item separately? I’ve ended up with a set of cards. I had been meaning to take photos of all … More Wardrobe Card Game
I had been looking for a velvet jacket for ages and finally found a really lovely green one in the local charity shop. It fitted fine on the shoulders but was a bit roomy around the waist. I took the side seams and back seam in a bit, opted for hand stitching as velvet can … More Green Velvet Jacket and New Boots
I’ve been meaning to try removing the ruffle front from my long navy cardigan for ages. Finally got brave enough and found where it had been ‘knitted on’ and it came off a treat. I love my cardigan again now! Wearing it with my STALF grey stripe tee and some Skinny jeans I picked up … More Cardigan alteration
I nipped down to Lincoln this morning for a bit of clothes shopping. My lovely friend Elly and her friend Ali put on their First Fashion Uplift Event at The Assembly Rooms. There were lots of stalls, with people selling their unwanted, quality clothing. After a good look round a nice cup of coffee and … More Fashion Uplift
What does that mean to you? Do you still want to carry on buying lots of clothes, but not exploit workers? Or want a Minimal Capsule Wardrobe which makes getting dressed in the morning easy? The issues around our current apetite for fast fashion have been written about widely, here they are again – in … More So you want a Sustainable Wardrobe?
I have been running every other day, for nearly 4 months now, usually about 2 miles and every now and then 3.1 (which is 5k) and as a result have now lost 2 inches from my waist, 1 1/2 from my hips and 1 1/2 from each thigh! This means that my cropped jeans, stripe … More Summer Wardrobe 2017 update
While I was checking out the local charity shops for some more linen and cotton sheets for my Eco-Print Workshops, I spotted these: A lovely pale peachy pink Phase Eight Jacket, for £2.50 in The Salvation Army Shop. It will fit me nicely once the sleeves are shortened. The colour isn’t good on me, but … More Charity Shop Bargains
For a long time I have been looking for a good wool jumper or cardigan. My knitting is so slow, I still haven’t quite finished the lovely merino wool cardigan I started in the summer. Finally I found this, in the Salvation Army charity shop. A M&S Merino wool polo neck. A couple of sizes … More Cardigan Upcycle
I’ve been thinking about taking up this challenge again this year. A brilliant way to get us thinking about the amount of clothes we own, and what we really need. My winter wardrobe consists of: Jeans (vintage Levis) Grey long sleeve tee shirt Grey silk blouse Navy Cardigan (upcycled from a jumper – will make … More Six Items Challenge
So, I don’t go to many parties, but an invite to a surprise 50th Party, back in Burton upon Trent – I had to go! What to wear? Looking in my wardrobe, I have that lovely grey silk and cotton blouse, my favourite silk cardi and a couple of silk vest tops, but it’s winter! … More Party Invite and Nothing to Wear!