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Very Heavy Snow at Durham Castle and Cathedral.

The castle and cathedral are right next to each other in Durham. Literally a stone’s throw away from each other. But when I took these photos, the snow was so thick that I… Continue reading

Palace Green under Heavy Snow

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

Durham Cathedral in the Snow

Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.

Graduating from Durham and Saying Goodbye

Wednesday was a big deal for me, I finally graduated from Durham. I’ve been there for eight years and completed three degrees, but when I graduated wearing the big red PhD robes I… Continue reading

My graduation dress!

I have been sewing my own vintage design dress to wear for graduation and I’m pleased to tell you that, after all the tissues and issues, it was finished on time for graduation… Continue reading

Picking the fabric for my graduation dress

Now that I’m sure that the pattern for my graduation dress is right, I can crack on with making the real thing. The practice toile for my dress was a bit time consuming,… Continue reading

Tissues and Issues with the Toile

Toiles are a great way of practising making a dress, but they’re even better for checking the fit of a garment. So I’ve just tried on my toile, and guess what? It doesn’t… Continue reading

Making the toile for my vintage style graduation dress.

My desire for a killer dress for graduation, as well as my own insatiable need to look just like Joan from Mad Men, has brought me to the decision me to sew my… Continue reading

Sewing my own Graduation Dress

After all these years I’m finally leaving grad school! I’m going to be graduating in the next couple of weeks, and I’ve made the momentous decision to sew my own dress for graduation.… Continue reading