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SFTW - Posh Frocks and Party Shoes

At Romaniac HQ we’re gearing up for next week’s Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Winter Party and thought  a post of posh frocks and party shoes seemed very appropriate. 134 more words

Something For The Weekend

#frocktober roundup

#frocktober finished on Saturday. 31 days of frocks! It was hard…not running a marathon, giving birth or living with Ovarian cancer hard but it’s hard to wear frocks every single day! 370 more words


What I Wore: Frocktober Week 3

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view…” – Sophia Loren

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Side sloping pockets for a dottie angel frock.......

While I’ve been really happy with the dottie angel dresses I’ve sewn up over the Summer, I’ve gone back to the drawing board and re-tweeked the pattern again this time to add a couple of side sloping pockets. 1,012 more words


Buttonhole chisels and three more frocks.....

As I mentioned yesterday Norwich is somewhat of a mecca for finding vintage haberdasheries and one of my favourite streets to such is Magdalen Street..(it’s also home to the wonderful Baghdad Grocery store which sells huge half kilo tubs of the most delicious pistacio studded honey halva which I can happily consume in a weekend much to the horror of my dentist*,  heavenly tasting rosewater flavoured nougat balls and the lightest puffs of sesame seed snaps….they sell lots of other nice food things too but though I’ve somewhat gone off chocolate I still have a sweet tooth and a large paper bag stuffed full of delights straight from the Arabian Nights tends to accompany me home when I’ve been down that end of town)….one shop I can happily rummage around for a couple of hours is Aladdin’s Cave which is a veritable treasure trove…most stalls get a look round but there is one downstairs that always gets special attention. 1,020 more words


A box of truck, two new frocks and two fine reads......

I’ve lost count how many times I’ve tried to tidy up this case* of what at home we’d have called “truck”…an assortment of hooks, thimbles for the fattest fingers, spools of shirring elastic, leather cases for threads and wonderfully old hand embroidered needle-cases that almost fall apart as soon as look at them, and buttons, buttons, buttons….the last time I ended up just emptying in a whole load of them (lovely bright ones from the seventies on their original cards from Bex who used to write a really smashing blog, she’d write about her garden and being a vegan, loving crochet and so many other things…it was always interesting and I felt really sad when she stopped writing it, and buttons galore from my lovely Sylvia. 1,223 more words