When I carefully positioned my handmade travel card holders around the wooden clock, I couldn’t help thinking how fitting this arrangement was. Paris in 1921 suddenly reminded me of the movie Midnight in Paris and the concept of travelling back in time to the Roaring 20’s. I sometimes feel a pang of nostalgia for […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
My online shopping experience is sparse and mainly confined to buying second-hand books on Amazon. They cost absolutely nothing if you exclude the slightly inflated postage fee. I sometimes question my ethical behaviour but as a book lover, that’s how I manage to stretch my discretionary spending throughout the month. Now you’re probably thinking I’m […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
The name alone was a surefire way to drag me out of my cocoon nest and kick my imagination into overdrive, a name strong enough to subtly hint that I should spruce myself up for the occasion. But what could be so impossible about Catwalk Shows? Footage of RuPaul walking effortlessly in 10 inch […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
You may have noticed that I’ve taken an extended break from sewing and blogging: six weeks exactly, that’s the equivalent of a zillion weeks’ desertion in the blogosphere where information is traded at the speed of light and new blogs are popping up left, right and centre. I suddenly felt like one of those tiny […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
If ever there was a fabric that brought an instant smile to my face, this white cotton with black dots, red cherries and green stems would be it. It looks so summery, so fresh, bursting with colour and life and a perfect illustration of the beautiful summer we’re currently enjoying in South-East England. But […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
I’m glad I got my mojo back about sewing lately. Clorinda’s shirt is ready for a first fitting and I’m about to start work on a couple of shorts. Last week I bought Burda 7381 to make a new pair of shorts for this summer. I visited Cloth House in Central London and completely […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
Once upon a time, there was a grumpy boy who fell out of love with his very first pair of handmade trousers. Its fall from grace was steep and swift: yesterday the cream of the closet, today forced into servitude to fulfil night-time duties as a pair of pyjamas. The grumpy boy took a selfie […]Continue Reading... 15 Comments.
It’s official, I’m a plaids lover! Although it’s my first shirt made out of the stuff, I’ve already used tartan fabric on three pairs of trousers, one coat and a flat cap. There’s no stopping me in my subconscious quest to create a full wardrobe made out of plaids. What’s next? A notch collar […]Continue Reading... 17 Comments.
About time really! I promised a plaids shirt on April 1st and I bet you all thought that was an April fool’s joke by now. I nearly believed it too until I finally got started last week and the shirt’s project is now well and truly underway. I’ve matched plaids before – with trousers– but […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
Another month, another fashion exhibition! I was particularly fond of this one, held at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as it deals with a couple of underlying themes close to my heart – history and cinema – reminding us that the evolution of Italian fashion is closely related to its political, social and cinematographic […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.