Yes, that Nomad dress really was too short after I removed the frill. After a couple of false starts, buying not quite right dresses, in charity shops. I retrieved the nice bit of cotton jersey from the cupboard and simplified a great little pattern: I made a dress from the pattern in this fabric a … More New dress at last…
Cerise Hobbs linen skirt (charity shop 50p) Denim skirt (made by me) Jeans (charity shop – altered by me) Navy trousers (Monsoon – years ago) Navy wool Viyella jacket (altered by me) Long Navy Cardigan (3 years old) Linen navy White Stuff cardigan (altered by Sarah) Charcoal Grey merino wool jumper (table top sale – … More My Autumn Winter Capsule Wardrobe 2014
There have been some casualties, my favourite pink merino wool jumper has shrunk! I am reduced to wearing the lovely charcoal grey merino wool jumper, bought second hand for my son, which I also managed to shrink. At least it fits me, even if any sense of style I might have had, seems gone, when … More Autumn and Winter Capsule Wardrobe 2014
My SiL spotted this lovely Burda dress pattern, so I offered to make it for her. Sarah lives 80 miles away, so I posted a toile of the bodice to her and she posted some lovely cotton lawn print to me. I altered the front bodice as the V-neck was rather low, then I got … More V Neck Flutter Dress for Sarah
I found I needed a new vest top when the weather was warm. My old favourite green cut-down Monsoon one is really rather faded. I had a rather nice silk satin remnant which I have managed to squeeze this vest top from. Using the Colette Sorbetto free pattern, I excluded the box pleat (not enough fabric) … More Silk Vest
Good news! White Stuff Tweeted back with a link to their blog here. Oh…. and I got a RT by @jpflintoff too! White Stuff take seriously the need for us to know that the people sewing our clothes are treated fairly and work in safe conditions. I’m hoping that as a result of Fashion … More Who Made My Tee Shirt?
You may have spotted on the photos of the Customisation Station that I was wearing an upcycled tartan skirt. It started out life as this lovely Viyella skirt that was a bit tight at the waist and a tad long on me! A bargain at £2.50 I removed the waistband, cut a large chunk off … More Tartan skirt and bag
I’ve just had the most brilliant weekend at the Clothes Show Live with Nicole of Pretty Nostalgic Magazine. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I arrived at the Clothes Show on Saturday Morning. There to greet me was this amazing stall made with scrap pallets and full of treasures given to Cancer Research … More The Customisation Station
I have neglected to share with you my actual Autumn Capsule Wardrobe. It has been a busy few weeks. I started the Textiles BA course at Hull School of Art and Design and was competing in the Refashion Runway Competition. Things have settled down a bit now and I can share with you what I … More Autumn 2013 Capsule Wardrobe (part 2)
I have been selected to be one of 8 refashioners for the Renegade Seamstress’s 2nd Refashion Runway! I am very excited and rather scared!! Can I be eventive enough to compete with some rather clever international refashioners? Do follow our progress and every Saturday you can vote for the best refashion, will I get past week … More I’m Excited!!