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Here you’ll find stories about our adventures in cloth and stitch.

Steampunk wedding dress

During my years as an independent wedding dress designer I always stowed away the little swatch cards of silk samples from my silk supplier once they have been withdrawn from stock. They are too beautiful to just throw away but are essentially worthless from a...

Creating New From Old – an upcycled adventure

I just love doing upcycled projects. Creating something new and exciting from an old, tired garment is so much fun and it uses up scraps and stash you have lying around. Unless it is for a client there seems to be less pressure for perfection as if it goes completely...

The Stuff of Dreams

Ask anyone who makes stuff with their hands what it is they dream of most or what is their most precious commodity when being creative. I wouldn’t like to put a statistic on it but I’ll bet there’s a huge number of them who will say “a place where I can go when I want...

Cashmere Commission

This coat was a bespoke commission for a mother of the bride who wanted to keep warm on the day! She wanted a royal blue cashmere coat so I delivered it with a twist. The base fabric was purchased new but all the embellishments, beads, charms etc. and the lining were...

Wedding day disaster averted!

I was approached by a client who had bought a Jenny Packham dress in a sample sale. The body of the dress fit fine, even the length was perfect. The lace mesh at the centre front had perished but otherwise it was in pretty good condition. Lucky Girl! However, the same...

Game of Thrones

To honour the release of season 6 on dvd in the UK  just prior to airing season 7 of Game of Thrones HBO commissioned a large tapestry representing a battle from one of the episodes. With the finale coming up I thought it was time to remind you all of this...Hardhome...

Why Intermittent Fasting is Good For You.

The results are in and the boffins agree that it is actually good for you to fast now and again. However, I cannot stress enough that it must be done in a controlled and safe manner. So here’s my Blueprint for Safe Fasting for Sewers Make sure you inform your family...