Homemade handmaiden.

**Long post alert** The conversation topic for Week Three of Slow Fashion October is Homemade. Check out Karen’s lovely post about why she makes her own clothes. It’s amazing how thinking and writing about something even for a very short amount of time can alter or redirect your thinking. Before I get into answering the … More Homemade handmaiden.

The Auber-chinos.

The next instalment in the *Naomi makes all the pants* saga has arrived. These are the Named ( ❤ ) Alpi Chinos. I like the fact that if you say the pattern name fast it sounds like a fancy coffee (as Jo said) or Al Pacinos – “Say hello to my little friends.” However given … More The Auber-chinos.

Pants pants pants.

So after the last Papercut Pattern debacle, I am pleased to announce that we have forgiven and forgotten and that my new PP garment, the Guise Pant, and myself have registered for wedding gifts at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I really, really love these pants because, well, #pants and the cut, and the absolutely beautiful, … More Pants pants pants.

Mint Green Dream.

Subtitle – More Adventures in the Universe of Trouser Tailoring. Last year I made a very exciting and significant purchase. I kid you not, this book has changed my life. It was not a cheap purchase, given that I had to get it shipped from the US but the sheer amount of information contained inside … More Mint Green Dream.