Threads on clothes. Pin scratches from trying things on. Needles in finger tips from hand sewing. Cuttings like confetti. Facing glue on the iron. Sewing machine slump. Odd buttons. Many […]
Annette started on one of the 1890s blouse patterns today. This is just a sleeve.
Just before our cross atlantic trip, we followed Alice Bygrave’s skirt Louisa Bygrave convertible skirt, and Mary & Sarah Pease’s cape, to make our mock-up toile for the next garment by […]
The final version of the Bygrave convertible skirt – or Skirtain – is made from a Dashing Tweeds Vertical Stripe material. It is the only garment in the collection not […]
I asked fb and twitter for the collective noun of many pockets. Suggestions so far: a confusion of pockets a mess of pockets a trouser of pockets a misplaced of […]
We are very excited to see the first digital print runs of the illustrations that Alice has been working on. This isa test piece which will give us a sense […]
The irony of the traced, re-drawn, copied and re-copied ‘master’ copy. And yet again Kat point out another ridiculous gendering which goes unnoticed.
Rachel’s magnificent pattern packs in progress! And a mail out to Nikki who is making her pair at home.
I spotted a much needed (second hand) dressmaking dummy for the project on gumtree recently. We already have one but it is not enough with the growing number of garments […]