Sunday, February 15, 2015


I like this a lot.
I have been consistently, if lazily, on the lookout for a slubby, lineny, loose weave, work wear, hempy fabric with a view to making...something up since last year.  I became obsessed with cheesecloth.  
I bought an xxs 70s man's shirt of the classic blue checked cheesecloth off eBay, which gives me great pleasure.  But a fabric that was shirt or trouser weight was elusive at a good price.  Eventually I found a retired dressmaker selling off bolts.   Upon arrival it was not white, however, but yellowed magnolia with a green and mustard check and looks like would it be quite at home, once made up, with a food stain down it.  So the dye project is on.  Black.   Probably using Burda 6907 with some alterations to make them more like this (it's the hems).
I am still quietly working on the underwear project by the way.  A couple of tweaks and it's there.  Pardon the pun.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The best of the 70s

When one foot was still in the 60s and it was all about creases, cashmere and silk.

Friday, January 09, 2015


Obsessing now, searching for the perfect shirt/s.  The parameters are that it must work underneath a jumper and can only be ebayed or thrifted.  Just missed a beautiful vintage Jil Sander which went for a song.  Still thinking about that one...

Friday, December 12, 2014


Going to work is never ordinary.  I suppose an extraordinary space was never going to acquiesce to commonplace.  I think a few actors (and film crew) unfortunately work on their very own version of this supposition.

Friday, November 07, 2014


I have been a little obsessed with Natasha Goldenberg's instagram.  I harbour a fancy she is distanced from the rest of the Russians and am wondering what happened there?  I love a conspiracy theory.
Her label Tzipporah, AW14 shown here.