Tag Archives: History

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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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

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The Weaker Sex? 1915

Having just moved before Christmas and this being my quiet time of the year I have been having a bit of a clear out, one of many odd items sold on eBay was this magazine from 1916. Brought as a … 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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“you either see it, or you don’t”

I first heard about Dennis Severs’ House, at 18 Folgate Street in Spitalfields, London, when I was in the US, from Cassandra, the shoemaker and artist I collaborated with on The needle is always at hand, who had heard of … Continue reading

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