Golden Haze

Recently I posted about this  jacket that I made in a first attempt at developing the perfect blazer pattern, one that I hope to make into a few variations over time as I build up a collection of timeless wardrobe staples. There is no shortage of information on Pinterest (or anywhere on the internet for that matter), … Continue reading Golden Haze

Shiny Things

I didn't dare embark upon any elaborate projects last week, as the twins playschool was closed, and my personality is such that I get frustrated if I start something and have to abandon it before I make any real progress. I also find that when I'm in a rush I make so much more mess when I … Continue reading Shiny Things

Blue Blazered

I have been trying to be quite selective and considered in my choice of sewing project of late. I kind of have this idea that I would like to construct my perfect core wardrobe, the items (and patterns) that I hope to perfect and make, albeit in differing interpretations, year after year. A blazer is an … Continue reading Blue Blazered

Civilian

  Ever since I was a teenager I've had an inexplicable fondness for epaulettes. As soon as I had mastered the ability to "bag out" when learning to sew  (well, truthfully, before I had quite mastered it), they were a common decorative detail in many of the garments that I made for myself while I was at fashion … Continue reading Civilian

Basic Space

I have never aspired to live in the in the desert. Growing up in the lush subtropical greenery of Kwazulu Natal with its dry, sunny winters and the oppressive humidity and debilitating heat of its summers, the experience of the changing seasons that I encountered when moving to the Western Cape was a welcome novelty. … Continue reading Basic Space