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
I’m starting my exploration of fast fashion issues with dyeing. I got interested in this after spending a lot of time using dyes during my Textiles Degree. Latterly using locally available materials rather than commercial dyes and working out how to fix them to wool without the use of harmful substances. Today I will look … More Dying to Dye Textiles: part 1 of 3
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
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
Back in September I joined Jen Gale’s Facebook Group, No new clothes for a year, where we all agreed to be mindful of our clothing purchases and only buy what we really needed. For me this meant an end to randomly picking up stuff in the charity shop. I did well for about 5 months, … More No new clothes for a year …fail