Category Archives: Sewing

How High Can You Go?

This is the running joke about high waisted trousers and for me, the waistband had always fluctuated between high and low but recently, I decided to go higher. When pattern cutting, the waistline usually sits below the belly button for

How High Can You Go?

This is the running joke about high waisted trousers and for me, the waistband had always fluctuated between high and low but recently, I decided to go higher. When pattern cutting, the waistline usually sits below the belly button for

More of the Same BUT Better!

A while ago, I decided to experiment during the lockdown and made myself an Elizabethan shirt (see here). It was not an ordinary thing that anyone would have wanted but I had the fabric and the time so I decided

More of the Same BUT Better!

A while ago, I decided to experiment during the lockdown and made myself an Elizabethan shirt (see here). It was not an ordinary thing that anyone would have wanted but I had the fabric and the time so I decided

Sticking with the Plan

Coming from an engineering background, I always draw up a plan when I am doing something. This allows me to conceptualise the process and visualise the end product. Usually there are numerous iterations of a draft before I settle on

Sticking with the Plan

Coming from an engineering background, I always draw up a plan when I am doing something. This allows me to conceptualise the process and visualise the end product. Usually there are numerous iterations of a draft before I settle on

Opulent Comfort

I recently acquired a beautiful antique regency Sussex chair. Although it was a bargain, the rush seat had completely disintegrated. As I had time on my hand, I decided to learn rush weaving and renovate the chair myself. After several

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Opulent Comfort

I recently acquired a beautiful antique regency Sussex chair. Although it was a bargain, the rush seat had completely disintegrated. As I had time on my hand, I decided to learn rush weaving and renovate the chair myself. After several

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Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Looking At The Bigger Picture

Old age has definitely settled in when I start to reminisce my childhood. Those days were great as I was able to go outside to play and interact with my friends, unsupervised. Smart phones didn’t exist and computers were so

Looking At The Bigger Picture

Old age has definitely settled in when I start to reminisce my childhood. Those days were great as I was able to go outside to play and interact with my friends, unsupervised. Smart phones didn’t exist and computers were so

A Mighty ‘Toy’

An antique and brocante market came to town the other day and just like the circus, we all flocked to it but with a healthy squirt of hand sanitiser and a well fitting mask. Social distancing was a bit of

A Mighty ‘Toy’

An antique and brocante market came to town the other day and just like the circus, we all flocked to it but with a healthy squirt of hand sanitiser and a well fitting mask. Social distancing was a bit of

Aloha Tiger

Inspiration during lockdown has been great but the lack for materials has been a major setback. There were a lot of things I wanted to try but it was difficult to source the correct art materials and there was only

Aloha Tiger

Inspiration during lockdown has been great but the lack for materials has been a major setback. There were a lot of things I wanted to try but it was difficult to source the correct art materials and there was only

The New Normal

It feels strange but this seems to be the new normal for now. I am still working from home but sooner or later, I will need to make that hour and a half trip to work by public transport again.

The New Normal

It feels strange but this seems to be the new normal for now. I am still working from home but sooner or later, I will need to make that hour and a half trip to work by public transport again.

To Be Or Not To Be?

As much as I love fashion books (especially pattern cutting books) I often find myself buying them but rarely using them, even when I have a pattern cutting conundrum. I understand some books are so pretty you never envisage touching

To Be Or Not To Be?

As much as I love fashion books (especially pattern cutting books) I often find myself buying them but rarely using them, even when I have a pattern cutting conundrum. I understand some books are so pretty you never envisage touching