Following a few days in Germany, our route home left us with a few hours to spare in Brussels in Belgium. Once we had visited lots of chocolate shops and wandered around the Grande Place, we decided to spend an hour or so in a museum. We hadn't made any plans for our time in … Continue reading Brussels Costume and Lace Museum
Renee Marciel, French designer – a Monday Mention!
Today's post is another Monday Mention! It's also slightly different to normal but this is one I have had drafted for ages! As you may have seen, I really like collecting vintage patterns, although I have yet to successfully make any up - my small collection is full of gorgeous dresses but I'm more of … Continue reading Renee Marciel, French designer – a Monday Mention!
#bpsewvember Day 26 – Best make
#bpsewvember Day 26 - Best make. I've made a few things recently that, although wearable, just don't seem very 'special' so here is a leather Elizabethan doublet I made in 2010 at RADA - it's a version of Jo Fiennes' costume in Shakespeare In Love. I was so proud of this
#bpsewvember Day 3 – Inside
#bpsewvember Day 3 - Inside. Thank goodness for lining, which often hides a multitude of sewing sins! In this case my sins are not finishing seams properly and drawing on fabric in biro 🙊 you'd never know from the outside but most of my makes end up with a biro line at some point 😂
#sewphotohop Day 17: Proudest achievement
#sewphotohop Day 17: Proudest achievement. This is my reproduction of the doublet Joe Fiennes wears in Shakespeare In Love, made several years ago whilst studying at RADA. I had never used leather before I embarked on this project and it ending up being a mishmash of different techniques but I love how it turned out! … Continue reading #sewphotohop Day 17: Proudest achievement