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
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
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!
I have spent years feeling my wardrobe is inadequate. If I just had a couple of other items it would be perfect. I have finally come to realise that there is no perfect wardrobe, at least not for me, even if I were willing to spend the money, and the time, finding those few perfect … More My (not quite) Perfect Capsule Wardrobe
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
After a year of no new clothes (well almost), it is time to re-assess what’s is in my wardrobe. I am no longer a student and need to think about how my wardrobe now works for me, as a small business owner. I have spent the last 3 years in college, often dressed for messy … More A New Career = A Fresh Look at my Autumn Wardrobe
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