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Frida Kahlo inspired floral headdress

The much anticipated ‘Frida Kahlo Making Herself Up‘ exhibition is starting  at the V&A in three days time. Here I show how to make a floral head dress in fifteen to twenty minutes. 320 more words

A Botanical Maxi skirt

Summer is in full swing here in London, even if it’s terminally muggy. This means two things:

  1. I have nothing comfortable to wear.
  2. It’s maxi skirt weather.
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Shannon Trousers and Show sewing: or why I was missing in May

Oh dear, it’s June… how did that happen?

I might have accidentally forgotten to be online for the whole of May, but that doesn’t mean I was off on a jolly – this might have actually been my busiest sewing month yet. 371 more words


Blueprints A-Frame Skirt

I made the Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame skirt. It’s described as a fitted or swingy skirt with triangular panels and pockets. The A-Frame design appealed to me as the seamlines add interest to the pencil skirt shape.  304 more words


Closet Case Patterns: Charlie Caftan

You know that feeling. The email pops into your inbox, nonchalantly announcing the arrival of just another pattern. Except it’s not just another pattern. It’s a Closet Case Pattern. 894 more words


Woven plastic bag wall hanging

In the week that we embraced environmental day,  I thought it would be a good idea to post a creative way of using up old Plastic bags. 426 more words

Crafting character, the art of 'making' a suffragist: Ada Nield Chew

I’ve been lucky to be asked to play the role of Ada Nield Chew for the Manchester Histories Festival SOAPBOX! speakers’ corner.

Ada was a suffragist who was born in Crewe, worked in Rochdale, and died in Burnley – her ashes were scattered in Rochdale. 219 more words