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Saturday Special: Simplicity 8031

I love a wrap-around skirt! Not sure which of these I would choose as I’m quite partial to big 1970s pockets, but I’m also fond of front buttons on skirts too… 45 more words

Sewing Patterns

Free patterns : Fair Isle and Colourwork 6 - 70s Ladies Slipover

Today’s vintage pattern time machine is in the seventies. I’d call this a sleeveless pullover, or a tank top, but the pattern says slipover, so who am I to argue? 28 more words

Fair Isle Or Colourwork

Bohemian Vibes...

Glitzy Secrets have created a fun quiz which let’s you discover your style era. The quiz only takes a couple of minutes and is great fun! 254 more words

What I Wore Today

Waitakere Estate, where the 1970's hibernates like a slightly confused bear

Waitakere Estate is a blast from the not-so-distant past, but only if that blast was rather genteel so as not to disturb the cobwebs which feature heavily in the decoration of said space, specially on the multi-coloured stone “feature” walls. 1,182 more words


X-Girl and the authenticity of '90s street style

My latest article for Shrimpton Couture’s blog Curated focuses on Kim Gordon’s ’90s fashion line X-Girl. I loved researching this piece and delving in to what it was like to be an artist in East Village, NY in the ’90s. 60 more words


Saturday Special: Simplicity 8203

Another pattern from my hotrod lady stash… I think V2 would make a great winter-weight skirt – maybe in a pinwhale cord.

Set of skirts: Top-stitched V1 has faced yokes and back zipper. 20 more words

Sewing Patterns

Tricky Trend: Clogs

(image taken from streetpeeper.com)

By now you’ve probably noticed that it’s all about the 70s for spring. However, this trend is not limited to just flare jeans, in fact many trends from this decade will be big this season; paisley print, floppy hats, patch-work denim, tons of suede and most surprisingly… 24 more words