Places To Visit

Cotton Couture: 1950s Commissions from Manchester (Manchester Art Gallery)

I stumbled across this fabulous exhibition when I was researching a blog for Time Out Manchester. You may have read my Gallery of Costume Dior blog a couple of years ago – I’ve always wondered what’s in the vaults there and it turns out this is. This exhibition runs until the end of August, and… Continue reading Cotton Couture: 1950s Commissions from Manchester (Manchester Art Gallery)

Children's, Sewing

Children’s Raincoat: Robert Kauffman Ann Kelle Chicken Print

And now for something completely different…. A few weeks ago I went off to Birmingham to a sewing show with my Step-Mum. We spent the day mooching about a huge space looking at lots of pretty fabrics and patterns, when this gorgeous laminated cotton caught my eye. That would be perfect for a kid’s raincoat,… Continue reading Children’s Raincoat: Robert Kauffman Ann Kelle Chicken Print

Sewing, Skirts

Simplicity 4579: All Sewn Up – 50s Fringed Skirt

My Step Mum found this pattern for me and I instantly fell in love with it especially the fringe trimmed version of the skirt, who doesn’t like a bit of fringing after all? So when the fine folks at Zazzle.co.uk got in touch with me so see if I would collaborate on a couple of… Continue reading Simplicity 4579: All Sewn Up – 50s Fringed Skirt