So I have a new job. I am managing a campus in the central city for our University. Without going into a long winded explanation of the minutiae of the job, the main responsibilities are outreach, promotion, event management, operational management, stakeholder engagement and generally trying to keep academic staff, general staff, upper management, students … More First day of work culottes.
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.
Hello friends, how I’ve missed hanging out here! It’s been a crazy start to the year with the show, Alex’s dad and family stuff, Alex changing jobs, and a horrific bout of insomnia early on. But here I am. I survived being the #seniorcastmember in Priscilla, had a great time doing the season, and am … More Check me out, Skipper.
Subtitle: An ode to the generosity of other sewers. I have wanted to make a jumpsuit for a while. But let me tell you, I have a solid aversion to getting mostly naked to pee anywhere apart from my own home or a camping trip. Enter the ‘faux-jumpsuit’ – a two-piece masquerading as a one-piece. … More Is it a top? Is it culottes? No, it’s a faux-jumpsuit.
Firstly apologies for being a bit out of action lately on reading and commenting on your blogs. This EQ has knocked me a bit, and I sort of ostriched for the last week. I did spend a lot of time sewing which was very restorative, and also some planning for SWAP. I think I’m *in* peeps! My … More How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb(er jacket).
Take my temperature people, I mustn’t be feeling myself because here comes another skirt. I am so happy with how this skirt came together. I had a dream, and it was realised. In the #gfh16 I scored about 6 metres of royal blue corduroy. Quite narrow, but a large quantity. Then I had a hankering … More Nostalgia value.
As part of Slow Fashion October, there are weekly provocations to consider that I am really enjoying. Week Two is ‘Long Worn’. How can we make the most of the clothes already on the planet — from taking care of and mending and wearing things longer, to thrifting, swapping, heirlooms, hand-me-downs, alterations and refashioning. I was sure … More Long Worn, Love Lorn.
So, MMM16. Guys, I’m out. With work, and the play, and having a life (or trying to), I just actually can’t prioritise taking photos every day of what I’m wearing. Maybe next year… But, here’s something at least. I whipped up this lovely merino dress using Butterick 3551, a 90s pattern I picked up for … More It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue.
I may have mentioned (a couple of times) that I love all things 20s and 30s. My ideal wardrobe might fit in well with an episode of Poirot where people just casually walk around wearing things like this: Now if only I could fit that hat through the door of the office! Conversely I am … More Hercule Poirot and the case of the Cardi-Coat
This is a slightly longer story than I usually tell. Bear with me. A couple of years ago I bought a very expensive silk shirt with horses on it. It made me very happy until the dye bled all through the underarm area (overshare alert: I seem to have Acid Rain strength sweat). I took … More Neptune Rising: Another UFO sighting.