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
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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
The grey silk and cotton blouse from the jumble sale needed altering to fit me. That pussy bow was just too much for me, I liked the soft collar though, so I’ve shortened it, to just tie at the front. The sleeves were too long and wide, as usual on me, being just 5 foot … More Grey Silk Blouse Refashion
Studying my Textiles Degree has made me need to find a way to challenge the paradigm of Fast Fashion, or perhaps it should be called industrial fashion. Talking about it on the blog seems best way for me to start. This year I want to explore the issues, and there are many, and they are … More My Plan for a New Blogging Year
Since getting green acrylic paint on my poor jeans, I’ve been thinking about the need for a new pair. The old ones were £3.50 from the charity shop, I altered them at the waist to fit, they were ‘ok’ but not really nice ‘joy sparking’ jeans. Then on a visit to Poorboy, Vintage Boutique in … More New Jeans!
These cropped trousers were from the local jumble sale. They are a lovely quality fabric, I think you would call it a bedford cord, the white stripe is a raised rib. They were an awful mid calf, slightly flared length, and I was in need of a pair of shorts that fit. After pinning up … More Shorts
I bought this pair of Monsoon wide leg linen trousers for £1. They fit me, but the button details were a bit chunky for me and the legs rather wide. I removed the buttons, cut off the tab at the back, and took in the side seams using an old pair of trousers (the ones … More Quick Trouser Alteration
Having finished my degree (and getting awarded a First) I finally have time to start using some of my vast stash of fabric and thought I’d start by make a tea cosy for the campervan tea pot. Simple I thought… I had an idea in my head for something like an Argyll diamond design, using … More Tea Cosy