**Reader warning: this post contains next to no sewing, and a lot of musings on personal style. Continue at your own peril.** For the last few years, I have participated in Slow Fashion October which is run by Karen Templar. I really enjoy thinking about my wardrobe intentionally, and – like many women – often … More October 2018.
I didn’t make any pants this month – this feels like admitting to falling off my self imposed wagon! I do have some lovely denim washed and ready to go for the Waffle Patterns Pinda Pants, but I want to get a little further into making my pants block before I cut into it. So … More February 2018.
As a new user of Instagram I’ve found the immediacy of that platform really great. But I don’t want to stop having longer and hopefully more informative discussions on my blog. I’m going to trial a monthly post with recaps of what I’ve made and see how that goes. Let’s see, shall we? (The side … More January 2018.
At last count I have made something like 44 articles of clothing this year, and a small number of other projects. This feels pretty mammoth, especially when you consider that for the first three months of the year I only made two items. So, it’s been productive. I’m pretty shattered from a year that has … More 2017: highs, lows and in betweens
Usually I love Winter. I know, people think I’m really weird. But I love Winter. I love being cold and getting warm, I love layering clothes, I love seeing my breath, hotwater bottles, whisky, red wine, slow cooked meals, slippers, big cardigans, frost, and clear Christchurch Winter days. But this winter has been kind of … More You Must Believe in Spring.
Finally I am blogging one of 5 unblogged SWAP items I have made over the cold months. More to follow when weather gets properly warmer and I have seen the beautician to remove my winter coat 😉 As part of my SWAP wardrobe, I had planned a kimono style over layer. Seems I was well ahead … More Named Esme Kimono hack and some musings on perfectionism
I found all your comments on my last post so incredibly helpful. Thank you! I took comments you made about my inspiration looks and distilled them into two categories: Design elements: Bold colours Graphic prints Androgynous Wearable Structured Balance – top or bottom is holding more interest What the style says: Clean Fresh Powerful Independent … More Rediscovering my style – Part 2.
*I don’t know how many parts there will be. There may only be 1. You will not be reimbursed for any time spent offering me fashion therapy. Read on at your own risk. As I wrote in my last post, I’ve been in a bit of a style desert recently. I’ve been trying to rediscover … More Rediscovering my style – Part 1*
*And associated ramblings. Warning, many outbound links. My youngest sister had a great book called The Queen Who Stole the Sky when we were growing up. The Queen had it made into a dress and while the rest of the country lived in darkness and cold, she had a fabulous dress that changed colour throughout … More Stolen Sky Sweater*
I feel like just about every post that I have worked on this year is about my sister in some way, so I feel the need to introduce her to you properly. Her name is Miriam. She writes a number of blogs – this is her main creative one. She has two gorgeous sons whom … More Silky blousy pleaty drapey + sister love.