Category Archive: Style

Adventures in dressmaking with Vogue 7929

After much deliberation I have finally found my first dressmaking project. I thought I would start with something that wasn’t too complicated, and I’m pleased that this pattern has the words “very easy”… Continue reading

Channelling Jackie Kennedy with Simplicity 5320

Think of a 1960s suit, and you can’t help but think of that iconic pink ensemble that was designed by Chanel and worn by Jackie Kennedy. If, like me, vintage Chanel is slightly out… Continue reading

Selfridges: Opening tonight

Tune in to ITV 1 at 9pm this evening for the first episode of Mr. Selfridge, the newest costume drama to hit our screens. Over the next couple of months, you may just find… Continue reading

Vintage Pattern – Advance 2980

This pattern is just gorgeous. I love the idea of making the central panel out of a different colour of fabric – I’m thinking of matching deep red with black.

McCall’s 6684 – a close match for Mad Men’s Joan Holloway?

I am so excited about this pattern, and I cannot wait to start making it once all the Christmas festivites are over. I already have some fabric in mind, and I think that… Continue reading

Diamonds, dresses, and suits in The Great Gatsby trailer

A new trailer is out for Baz Lurhmann’s new film, The Great Gatsby, based on the great American novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This trailer is an audio-visual onslaught in a style typical… Continue reading

Vintage Pattern – Butterick 9796

Guess what the postman brought me today… another gorgeous vintage pattern! I saw this on Etsy the other week and just had to have it. It was love at first sight! Opening up… Continue reading

A killer wardrobe on a budget – are vintage patterns the answer?

I haven’t bought any new clothes in at least six months – I have to admit that I’m a picky person when it comes to buying clothes, but I’m rather tired of trekking round… Continue reading

H.M. visits the Bank of England

Today the Queen, with Prince Philip by her side, visited the Bank of England. Wearing a pale lilac coat, complimented by an amethyst and diamond brooch, she clutched a bouquet of pale roses.… Continue reading