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?
This is my Third week of participating in Me Made May, and I’m having a hoot! Me Made May 16 Me Made: Tina Given’s Michelle dress in Nano Iro cotton. Store bought: jeans, shoes, favourite M&S cardigan (moth holes mended) Comments: This was my first Michelle dress. I had already altered it in the shoulders and… Continue reading Me Made May: Third Week
I’ve always wanted bigger hair. Maybe the answer is to get some great head scarves and wear them like Tutti Bennett. The glasses are fabulous too! (Advanced Style) I want to try some rose gold Tieks. How comfortable are they? I don’t know if you can get them in the UK. But I’m very happy, because… Continue reading Bits and Bobbins: March 31st Sewing Highlights
Let’s talk about trainers with frocks… I think they can be so fabulous! Just look at the model above. She looks both elegant and ready for action. What a super hero! I was scarred and prejudiced by memories of the running shoe with work wear in the ’80s. Melanie Griffiths was never my fashion icon. I… Continue reading How To Wear Trainers with Frocks
I’m making lots of Polyvore boards and I’m slowly getting better at it; organising, navigating and laying out. These gold brogues keep showing up in my boards. Seems they go with all the things I love. Will my feet love them too? That is always the question. You will find no high heels on any of… Continue reading Gold Brogue Lust
i’ve been working on designing and drafting a line of sewing patterns. My styles will be layered, practical but whimsical looks for creative women. To give you a feel for my ideas, style and interests I’ll be posting regular mood boards. Some of the pieces are unique, wonderful, items; like the Resin bangles shown above. Other pieces… Continue reading Dressing in Plastic