I had quite a few patterns to choose from when I decided to make a dressing gown; I could only make one (for now, anyhow) but I thought I’d share the shortlist as well as my choice.
In Part One of this blog, I brought you a brief rundown of the symbolic significance of the cherry in culture from Medieval times to recent days. Fashion exists within that culture and so does the meaning of the fashion choices we make. As part of the #FruitSaladSewing challenge hosted by Yvette (@blossomsandwich) my plans are to sew up some cherry print. That could say a lot about me…
I was writing a short piece on cherry print in fashion (as I’m sewing with it for the #FruitSaladSewing challenge) but I could not resist a short cultural contextualisation of the cherry in history. I’ve made it a preamble to the fashion history blog post incase you don’t share my enthusiasm for art history and literature.
I really love this challenge Yvette (@blossomsandwich) has been hosting on Instagram (you can join in by using the hashtag #FruitSaladSewing). It got me thinking about how fruit has featured in fashion, historically. Fruit prints have been really popular over the last few years, instigated by a fruity revival on catwalks over the last couple […]
I’ve discovered a real love of the square neckline so I’ve chosen 15 of my favourite patterns to share with you. The original list had almost 40 and it was no mean feat creating this short list. If you manage to get to the end of the list you’ll find a self-indulgent (but brief) history of the square neckline in fashion.
Loose fitting garments do nothing for me. Popular patterns like The Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown and TATB Indigo drown me. Being semi-fitted, I decided to give the Jennifer Lauren Handmade Asteria Dress a try. It seemed a good compromise between fitted and flowing garments.
I didn’t think I had too many plans for the month until I started typing up this blog post. Turns out that I have a few projects I would like to tackle this month, starting with a venture into menswear. I’ve made a couple of men’s tees but that’s as far as I’ve got so […]
This is the first Violette Field Threads I’ve ever made – I discovered their patterns recently when searching for vintage inspired sewing patterns. I am in love! The Ashton was a simple first pattern from this company – the pattern is comprised of 5 pieces; front and back bodices, skirt, sleeve and tie. It’s perfect […]
I guess I’m just tired of a dark, cold days to have been making a picnic set at the start of March. In the description for the picnic top, Gertie says the top is perfect for backyard picnics… and since that’s what we’ll probably have again this summer, I figured it was a pattern worth […]