Tag Archives: Costume

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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I am not afraid. I was born to do this.

I am not afraid. I was born to do this – Joan of Arc I have been struggling a bit this week to come up with a good topic for a post. But having taken two months off to move … Continue reading

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Costume Designers have a lot to answer for

Once upon a 2013 a fluffy headed seamstress collaborated with a talented poet lady in a wonderfully friendly museum at the edge of the world and in the centre of Cambridge. And it was magical. Much later the very same … Continue reading

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The needle is always at hand – Poster presentation

‘The Real Thing?’ The Value of Authenticity and Replication for Investigation and Conservation –The University Glasgow and The Getty Foundation: Glasgow, Dec 2012, The needle is always at hand poster presentation

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“I only see clearly what I remember”

In this Post I have a treat for you, Cassandra Reilly the very talent artist i collaborated with, on the needle is always at hand, who made the beautiful shoes showing the three stages of Fanny Brawnes life in Wentworth … Continue reading

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