COUNT TO TEN BEFORE SAYING "SUSTAINABLE"

This little piece started as a quick note in response to this post, but snowballed into a full-on essay on cellulose-based fabrics. Read on or save for later but do yourself a favour: stay informed! The basics Let's start with the basics, to make sure we're all on the same page. Here's a definition of sustainable: "the... Continue Reading →

BIG NEWS!

I’VE MADE IT TO THE MINERVA MAKERS TEAM! There – it’s out. Phew! Keeping this piece of news in the past few weeks has felt very much like trying not to laugh out loud in public. You can read my first post, about my beloved Fifi Pyjamas, here. So many of my sewing crushes blog... Continue Reading →

THE STRAWBERRY SHERBET SKIRT

I don't know you, but I absolutely love wearing long skirts. Midi, Ballerina, Maxi... I love them all. Recently I'm all about ballerina length, because ankles my dear friends, even in 2019, are sexy. Embellished with a button down fastening, or wraps, or slits they also are an extremely playful take on modesty. Granted, there... Continue Reading →

KNITTING UPDATE: THE MARILYN SWEATER

I have lost count of how many times I have written this post. It suffices to say the photos were taken last spring! I started knitting this jumper shortly before last Christmas (I mean 2017...) and finished it sometimes in early spring, after much unraveling and re-knitting. For some reason the proportions were just wrong... Continue Reading →

SWIMWEAR MAKING WORKSHOP IN LONDON

Better late than never! Almost out of season, but ere’s a quick review of my Swimwear Making Workshop at the Threadworks studio, in Clerkenwell (London). The space itself is a lovely space with huge windows and fantastic high ceilings. I immediately fell in love with the little library nestled ni a huge shelf packed with... Continue Reading →

DARLILA DRESS PATTERN REVIEW

One of the very interesting phenomenon of the sewing world is the amount of independent businesses that it harbours. From online fabric retailers, whose catalogues mirrors the taste and personality of the shop owner (Like Sew Amazing and Sew Me Sunshine are the first that come to mind), the incredibly creative Pink Coat Club with… Continue Reading →

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