Category Archives: Fabric

Silk Dressing Gown

The weather can’t seem to make it its mind up at the moment, hovering between hot and cold. It seems that no matter what I wear, it’s always wrong. This also extends to being at home. Cold weather beckons my

Silk Dressing Gown

The weather can’t seem to make it its mind up at the moment, hovering between hot and cold. It seems that no matter what I wear, it’s always wrong. This also extends to being at home. Cold weather beckons my

Je Ne Regrette Rien

I am sure we are all guilty of it – reading about something and being told that it’s difficult and we shouldn’t attempt it! And there I was going, “Phfft! How difficult can it be!” Famous last words! So what’s

Je Ne Regrette Rien

I am sure we are all guilty of it – reading about something and being told that it’s difficult and we shouldn’t attempt it! And there I was going, “Phfft! How difficult can it be!” Famous last words! So what’s

The Emperor’s New Jacket

There it was, just dumped on the floor with everyone treading all over it. I thought ‘what a waste!’, so I asked if I could have it and the technician said yes. This rarely happens now, as the college reuses

The Emperor’s New Jacket

There it was, just dumped on the floor with everyone treading all over it. I thought ‘what a waste!’, so I asked if I could have it and the technician said yes. This rarely happens now, as the college reuses

Getting Shirty

Strange as it may seem, there was a time when I didn’t have enough shirts. I’d been so busy making everything other than shirts, my wardrobe looked a bit unbalanced. My original shirt pattern was drafted years ago and, as

Getting Shirty

Strange as it may seem, there was a time when I didn’t have enough shirts. I’d been so busy making everything other than shirts, my wardrobe looked a bit unbalanced. My original shirt pattern was drafted years ago and, as

A Burst of Colour and Frills

A while back when I was showing some students how to draft a trousers pattern, I asked one of the tutor if she wanted to volunteer to be a test subject. She agreed and the outcome was a very useful lesson

A Burst of Colour and Frills

A while back when I was showing some students how to draft a trousers pattern, I asked one of the tutor if she wanted to volunteer to be a test subject. She agreed and the outcome was a very useful lesson

Windswept Seas!

I was seeking shelter in Liberty on one cold and wet winter’s day when I saw this fabric. I immediately fell in love with it not only because of the print of the waves but also the texture of the fabric

Windswept Seas!

I was seeking shelter in Liberty on one cold and wet winter’s day when I saw this fabric. I immediately fell in love with it not only because of the print of the waves but also the texture of the fabric

All That Glitter and Sparkle!

I was once told by my tutor that if it looks good in calico, it will look good in anything. This phrase has proven true as my calico bag was an instant hit. In fact it went over so well

All That Glitter and Sparkle!

I was once told by my tutor that if it looks good in calico, it will look good in anything. This phrase has proven true as my calico bag was an instant hit. In fact it went over so well