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