Category Archives: Costume

The value of these simple and inexpensive instruments has been proved in too many cases to need any argument in their favour

In which I make a cork Lifejacket… Continue reading

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Caress the detail, the divine detail

“Caress the detail, the divine detail” Vladimir Nabokov A couple of weeks ago I was showing a friend the sights in Peterborough, including our vintage shop, which is stuffed with cut price treasures, when we discovered this bodice. My first … Continue reading

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Process and Collaboration

This blog post is about process, and collaboration. The process of concept to finished artwork, and a collaboration between myself and the very talented hair stylist Toni Tatlow, who created the period inspired styles for my forthcoming book. Toni works … Continue reading

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The finished WW1 Trench Coat!

The trench coat is finished and on display at Whitchurch Silk Mill, here are a few pictures I managed to take before it had to be shipped, my husband very kindly agreed to model.

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Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat

“Almost every man looks more so in a belted Trench coat” Sydney J Harris This is my second post on the trench coat I am currently making for Whitchurch Silk Mill. The design is complete and the fabric and notions … Continue reading

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“The best sporting weather proof that the world has yet seen or is ever likely to see”

Sometimes I get projects that are simple, client A wants costume X, I make costume X and everyone is happy. Simple.   Sometimes however I get the chance to work on much more complex projects, projects that require research, thinking, … Continue reading

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love, loss and the unfinished

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes work never begun – Christina. G. Rossetti All adventurous sewers have one. Mine is currently in the form of a large blue plastic laundry basket Every year in that fatty bit … Continue reading

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