Tag Archives: dressmaker

The pages are still blank

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible” Vladimir Nabokov I am trying to finish writing a book. It is hard work and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Costume | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Careers, Costume | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘My darling child’

Happy Birthday Pride and Prejudice! Published 200 years ago today! You have been a part of my life since I first read you aged 14. Before my English class broke for the summer (the summer of 1994, a beauty) My … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Trace a path that others can follow”

“Trace a path that others can follow” Continuing my review of the needle is always at hand tour last year… The Text & Textiles Conference run by The Material Texts department at Cambridge University, September 2012 This post has two … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“There is a French sleeve worn that would be very becoming to you”

“There is a French sleeve worn that would be very becoming to you” Dress – Kitchen On the table in the kitchen in Keats part of the house Fanny made items of dress for herself but also had items made … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment