Stocking up on simple DIY style … again

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may recall that I once suggested using a piece of old stocking to make a headscarf. Well, I’ve had a few years to… Continue reading

In which I support Savers (again)

To those of you who work full time, it will come as no surprise that having an office job tends to limit your output of sewing/crafting/making stuff out of crap. I’ve recently re-learnt… Continue reading

Adventures in African style

OK, so I’m about to show you a fairly miraculous transformation in this post, but first things first, meet my latest catsitting client. How cute is she, despite looking a bit disgruntled in this… Continue reading

GIVEAWAY: Night Life exhibition tickets

Would you like to see the Night Life exhibition at Rippon Lea? Of course you would, particularly if you could go for free and take a friend, right? Well, it must be your… Continue reading

Normcore – but not as you know it

This statement is going to cause many of you (OK, the three people who actually read this blog) to gasp in surprise, but I like grey. Have you picked yourselves up off the… Continue reading

Stripes in silk

Quite some time ago I bought a long silk skirt that looked like this* (and also like this). Now it looks like this. Not so different, really, but I’m hoping to get more wear… Continue reading

Read for the revolution

It’s happened again. Several months ago I had every good intention of planning a post for Fashion Revolution Week, which kicks off today. An amazing outfit refashioned from rubbish, or at the very… Continue reading

DIY drama: Chinese opera coat

When I’m in need of everyday-type procrastination, I rummage through The Fabric Stash On The Floor In The Spare Room. But for special occasions, I treat myself to a rummage through The Fabric… Continue reading

Belts: a waist of styling time?

A few days ago I was asked to answer some questions for a future magazine article about eco fashion influencers (I know! How flattering that I apparently fall into that category!). One of… Continue reading

Retro-fitting retro style #2

OK, so I know this looks like just an excuse to post photos of this dress yet again (this is the third consecutive post it has featured in!) and I admit I am… Continue reading