Dressmaking Detective

Would You Wear Over the Knee Boots?

I played a bit of dressmaking detective recently. My husband needed last minute funeral attire and so we made a quick pop into John Lewis. I stayed for an extra hour to try on clothes. I forced myself, as I’m feeling a little under-confident at the moment. My hair is shaggy, maybe I’ve put on… Continue reading Would You Wear Over the Knee Boots?

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Autumn Wardrobe ’16 Mood, Wishlist and Palette

I’m still planning my capsule wardrobe for Autumn 2016. I’ve made a mood board on Pinterest, cleared out and reorganised my stash, and defined my silhouettes. I made a mood board from the most essential items on my Pinterest board and a colour palette. It’s handy to sum up my aesthetic for the season in one cohesive mood… Continue reading Autumn Wardrobe ’16 Mood, Wishlist and Palette

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Wardrobe Architect: Capsule Wardrobe Silhouette Autumn ’16

Week Nine of the Wardrobe Architect plan is to design a capsule wardrobe for the season ahead ~this post focuses on my core silhouette for autumn 2016.  “A typical capsule wardrobe consists of between 20 and 33 items, depending on who you ask and what kinds of items you’re including. It doesn’t have to include every… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect: Capsule Wardrobe Silhouette Autumn ’16

Sewing

Organise for Autumn Sewing Now

Is the first week in September, your real New Year? I’s mine! Between school/university aged-children, and the change in season, I think of it as the beginning of the new year. I’m refining my autumn palette and planning my sewing (read more about this in my Wardrobe Architect posts). I will not buy any RTW clothes this year… Continue reading Organise for Autumn Sewing Now

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Wardrobe Architect: Makeup and Beauty

I’m following the Wardrobe Architect series to help me build a well curated collection of hand-made clothes. You can find all my Wardrobe Architect posts in their own category. This is my second Wardrobe Architect series post about Hair(styles), makeup and beauty. Today I am thinking about the relationship between my core style and my makeup and I… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect: Makeup and Beauty

Bits and Bobbins

Bits and Bobbins: Cottage Life

If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll notice that I’m not in London anymore, I’m enjoying Canadian cottage life. I should explain the change in my summer lifestyle and posts. Home in Canada I live in Hackney, London, but I’m Canadian, born and raised. Furthermore, I’m lucky enough to enjoy summers on a lake outside Kingston, Ontario, which is… Continue reading Bits and Bobbins: Cottage Life

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Wardrobe Architect: Pattern II

I’m following the Wardrobe Architect series to help me build a well curated collection of hand-made clothes. You can find all my Wardrobe Architect posts in their own category. I’m very keen to see and talk to others, working through this series, so please share your experiences with me. In my last post I explored How and Where… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect: Pattern II