One could argue that gnome-one else would want trousers like these. But in counter-argument I would say I care not a jot because I like them a lot! A lot a lot. I was sooo pleased to see them after the delayed-baggage-debacle. If only the little garden gnomes could talk they could tell me where they spent… Continue reading gnome-one has trousers like these
I love the idea of a hat in hot weather. Something to shade one’s face. Something to look elegant and sophisticated beneath. The reality of a hot weather hat is that I can’t get one to stay put. The merest whisper of the most gentle of on-shore breezes and pooft, my hat is cartwheeling its… Continue reading Hot Weather Hat – Simplicity 5631 #VintagePledge16
One of the many things that I love about working with an older pattern is drawing deductions about the time that the pattern was written. I have no clue where you would start to search for contemporary accounts from seventies seamstresses. The archives of Houseparty or Womans Weekly? It matters not, I’m shunning the… Continue reading Expectations and Assumptions – Butterick 4743
How do you like your jungle flamingoes? I like mine bright. Lookee here: Woah! Bright, right? And where to place said birds? That not being a euphemism. Although given that the flamingo fabric became the bodice section of a dress it could well become my next best euphemism. “Grr, if only me birds would face… Continue reading My jungle has flamingoes*
No, not a new show on Tacky TV. A unimportant conundrum I challenge you to solve. You might want to pop on some sunglasses, it’s going to get bright. I have had these leggings a long, long, long time. They are vintage/original/so-old-the-elastic-is-starting-to-crackle Benetton. Now, without going into the loft and fighting through several boxes of… Continue reading Dating leggings.
Lets play word association shall we? “Stretch fabrics.” “It’s the 1980s, my wardrobe is that of a radical undertaker: Black stretchy leggings and over-sized t-shirts that demand you SAVE OUR SEAS or join THE EIGHT LEGGED GROOVE MACHINE. I have terrible hair.” “Pants and vest.” “PE. Track briefs. Forgetting your stuff. Track briefs. Cross-Country in… Continue reading Dr. Stretchlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jersey