Darning a precious jumper

Darning a precious jumper

This much loved cashmere jumper has crossed my path before.  Its worn and fragile state belies the emotional weight it holds as a present from a dear family member.  Previously [more…]

Paper sewing patterns

Paper sewing patterns

This weekend I was in Marseille for the sublime Le Corbusier retrospective.  Walking back through le quatier du Panier, I noticed this tiny tailors shop, simply and comprehensively signed by [more…]

Travel sewing kit

Travel sewing kit

I found a vintage travel sewing kit at a boot sale, but the contents were fit for the bin: bent pins, rusty needles, brittle plastic crochet hook…. Here is a [more…]

My perfect studio

My perfect studio

It has been a month since I moved The Dress Doctor, and I really couldn’t have made a better decision. Sure, I’m not on a high street, or with a [more…]

Custom baby grows

Custom baby grows

As I plough through my thirties weddings are becoming fewer and further between, and my peer group are beginning to focus on babies.  I’ve made a few custom baby grows [more…]

How to make bunting

How to make bunting

This post details how I made bunting with reporter Sophie Sulehria yesterday, live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.  Sophie’s task was to learn to use a sewing machine whilst crafting in [more…]