Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

I’m currently on holiday exploring London Town and last week (I got sidetracked in posting this sorry all) I went to the brilliant V & A museum. I wanted to go to view the fashion collection but also to see the Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition that is currently on. If you live in England, have an instructor in fashion or sewing you should make the time to go and see this because it’s brilliant. Here is the description of the…

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On Being Scared but doing things anyway (Summer Party at The New Craft House)

On Being Scared but doing things anyway (Summer Party at The New Craft House)

One of the really crappy things about my mental health issues is that I’m so risk adverse. So afraid of taking chances. Of making mistakes. Of doing something new. And on some days not leaving the house. For those who follow me on Instagram you will have noticed I’m currently in England on holiday. England has always been a safe place for me and I was scared to come here as I didn’t want that to change. I didn’t want…

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Arielle Skirt

Arielle Skirt

I’ve finally sewed something again. And since I’m in London using free wifi this will be a brief post. I’ve made a skirt (well 2 actually but I haven’t worn the other one yet so will add photos in later) It’s the Tilly and the Buttons Arielle Skirt. This was a wonderfully quick make. The first one took me an entire morning but the second came together in about 3 hours. This skirt is great to fit and as mentioned…

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Moving (or why did I did this to myself again?)

Moving (or why did I did this to myself again?)

I’ve been absent here of late. This is due to the fact I decided to take up a new role which involved a house move. Now as someone whose ability to handle change, due to ongoing mental health issues, isn’t great I decided to just jump into the deep end. My new job (which I’m loving) also involved a move 2hrs down the road to Warrnambool. And as is moving jobs and home wasn’t enough as you will have noticed…

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A Betty Dress

A Betty Dress

I feel in love with 1950’s fashion as a child. I saw a photo of an actress, I think it was Grace Kelly (but as I was 8 I can’t really remember that well) in a beautiful dress, with a very full skirt there was lace as well and so I was sold vintage fashion. In my early twenties I fell in love with classic costumes of Mad Men celebrating the female body. Considering I’m short but curvy current fashion…

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On Fast Fashion

On Fast Fashion

Long post warning, go make a cup of tea before continuing, Given recent international events regarding climate change I’ve been feeling very low about the state of the world.  Last year I borrowed 2 books from the library that seemed interesting, (ok so the covers caught my eye but I did read them). There were Lucy Siegle’s “To Die for: is fashion wearing out the world” and Elizabeth L Cline “ Overdressed: the shocking high cost of cheap fashion”. Both…

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My First (Handmade) Dress

My First (Handmade) Dress

Ok, so this isn’t the first article of clothing I’ve made. I’ve made two pairs of the Margot PJ bottoms from Love at First Stitch, but I didn’t take photos of them. I’ve made two pairs in a light cotton and I’ve one flannel pair cut out ready to be sewn. So for my first dress, and part of the 2017 Make Nine I made a Bettine Dress. I choose this pattern based on near universal feedback online that this…

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