Whilst I love reading, in the past few years I really haven’t read a lot unless I’m on holidays. Though I have managed to break that cycle somewhat this year – thanks to the ridiculously addictive Song of Fire & Ice series – otherwise known as the Game of Thrones books. Anyway, when I am … Read more
Last weekend I found (& subsequently bought) some spiral steel boning from my local fabric store. Needless to say I’ve been spending most of my week thinking about structure & corsets. This is an interesting post on Threads about using boning in applications other than corsets. This is a fantastic article about the construction of … Read more
It’s been a while since I’ve done a weekend links post, but I’ve seen a few really cool posts show up in my feed reader over the last couple of weeks & wanted to share them. First off – boning. There was a great post over at the House of Marmalade that was all about … Read more
I saw this post on Couture Allure & I was swooning. What beautiful matched swimwear/clothing combos. I've never made bathers before & have no idea where to start but I did spend some time looking up patterns & fabric. Pattern School have instructions for you to draft your own swimsuit with a variety of one … Read more
A couple of days ago, someone left me a comment asking for my tips for sewing with silk. I’m by no means an expert but I thought I’d share my experiences & a few links. If you have anything to add please leave a comment & I’ll update the post as we go!
Some of these are a little older, (dug out of last year's bookmarks archive), but interesting none the less; I loved this article on Chinese couturière, Guo Pei, written by Cathy Horyn. Plus the slideshow has some dresses that are just out of this world, my favourite is the blue & white one, it reminds … Read more
Morning every0ne, hope you all had a spectacular night last night, or if you on the other side of the world, good evening & I hope you're about to have a magnificent night. One of my favourite Saturday or Sunday morning pastimes is to sit down with an espresso & some hot buttered toast, (topped … Read more
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a happy, safe & relaxing Christmas. I lasted a whole 4 days on holiday before posting on my blog. I’m not sure I really know how to sit still & do nothing…
I thought I’d start off by sharing some of the sewing related books I received this year for Christmas, (which of course I am thrilled to bits about).
I'm at home sick today & feeling pretty miserable in general, so I spent this afternoon persuing my favourite 'I'm feeling super lazy' activity, sitting on the couch with my laptop cruising the internets. Before you ask, the answer is no my internet has not been connected yet. But my impatience lead to me geeking … Read more
About a month ago I received some very exciting news. I was chosen to contribute to a new book that my favourite sewing website (BurdaStyle) is publishing. Here is a brief overview of the book as published on the BurdaStyle website this week; "The book aims to be a combination of coffee table book and … Read more