Bootstrap Dress form – Finally Complete

Wohoo! It’s been a long time coming for this Bootstrap fashion dress form to be completed. Unlike other projects that sit in the UFO pile for a while, this project was actively holding up other projects that I needed to drape! Click here to see my previous post about this project. I’ve had my oldContinue reading “Bootstrap Dress form – Finally Complete”

Being Trash for Bernadette’s Shoes

I did the thing. I knew I would. The temptation was too much. I’d been waiting for the email to drop into my inbox for me to pre-order the new American Duchess Bernadette’s in Blue/Black. I already have a pair of Cherry tone Londoners so I was super excited to have a similar shoe inContinue reading “Being Trash for Bernadette’s Shoes”

My Wedding Dress

So, recently I got married. Yes, despite Covid, despite lock down, despite the restrictions of ceremonies to 30 people and weddings being banned for more than three months. We were booked in to get married in March. But lock down in Britain was suddenly announced 5 days before the big day and we were forcedContinue reading “My Wedding Dress”

Custom Dressform from Bootstrap Fashion

I found Bootstrap Fashion on an Instagram post and instantly knew I’d discovered something special. In a nutshell, you add your measurements to the website and the website creates a pdf pattern for a custom fit dressform you can make at home. This is one of those ideas that makes your realise technology is amazing.Continue reading “Custom Dressform from Bootstrap Fashion”

Keystone Jacket In Yellow Wool – Part 1 – The Back

I really wanted a short, smart spring jacket. One that I could put on over a nice dress if the weather got chilly. I was thinking cotton moleskin or velvet in light blue or grey. But while sorting through my stash of fabric I found 1.5 metres of mustard yellow wool. Which is the completeContinue reading “Keystone Jacket In Yellow Wool – Part 1 – The Back”

Keystone Jacket and Dress Cutter – Charles Hecklinger – Part 2a – Drafting

So now to the drafting process. Which is similar to asking your elderly aunt for instructions after she’s been at the Christmas sherry. This blog is late because getting it into a presentable format was a massive pig of a task. Also I’ve decided to split it into two parts. Or more … we shallContinue reading “Keystone Jacket and Dress Cutter – Charles Hecklinger – Part 2a – Drafting”

Current Projects – July 20

Just a quick update to show what I’ve been working on. We are in a weird semi-lockdown at the moment. The shops and bars are open but I’m still working from home. So I have a lot of time to work on projects. Keystone Drafting I’ve been working on the post for drafting the KeystoneContinue reading “Current Projects – July 20”

Keystone Jacket and Dress Cutter – Charles Hecklinger – Part 1 – Measurements. (Or how to interpret a Victorian gentleman vaguely describe female anatomy)

I stumbled onto the Keystone guide, available free as a scan of the original 1895 book as above, through Bernadette Banner’s Lady Sherlock project last year. I bookmarked the page and filed it in my head under “Future Projects”. As lock down continues I have plenty of time to indulge the reading of obscure VictorianContinue reading “Keystone Jacket and Dress Cutter – Charles Hecklinger – Part 1 – Measurements. (Or how to interpret a Victorian gentleman vaguely describe female anatomy)”

Projects in Lockdown – Creative Burnout and the Subtle Art of Planning

I hit a metaphorical wall last week. My lockdown experience started on the 23rd March 2020, 13 weeks ago and we all had no idea how long it would last. I started working from home and using the time I had gained from not travelling, not going out meeting people, to crafting. I sewed, knitted,Continue reading “Projects in Lockdown – Creative Burnout and the Subtle Art of Planning”