Sunday, 30 May 2010

When will I learn?

When will I learn not to take on 3 million new projects at any one time?! I couldn't resist this set of fabrics...

The new list of objectives....

Okay, so versatile, easy-to-wear patterns and garments are getting great feedback, but I'm feeling the urge to hark back to my vintage roots. I used to collect costume and have an MA in the history of textiles and dress, so this is where my true passion lies. Although I love wearing modern, well-cut clothes in quality fabrics, I am always taken with vintage/ retro-inspired garments. Having just signed up to Sew Retro, I feel inspired to move in this direction.

So... new set of objectives: design and make a range of vintage-inspired patterns and garments.

Let me know what you think and if you have any recommendations/ sites to view etc. I'm grateful for all the help I can get!

Monday, 24 May 2010

Port Elizabeth top for sale on Etsy!

Red, check Port Elizabeth top for sale on Etsy!


Labels made! Bargain at These are like the ones my mum used to sew into my school clothes!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Fillipa K

Fillipa K: discovered in Amsterdam. Love the simple styles- this skirt included!


Another idol... clean, simple lines is the fashion of the future.

Jenny Gordy/ Wikstenmade

This girl is fast becoming my idol... Her work is exquisite; the accuracy and quality of her garments stunning. When my patterns are up and running, 'products' is definitely the way I'm going... in-between teaching and living!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Etsy Shop