Tag Archive: new york

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

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

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

Thinking of you, NY.

Just hoping that all my readers on the east coast are doing okay. Thinking of you and your families x

An Open Letter to NYC

Downton Abbey on the Catwalk

To the tune of Downton Abbey’s opening music, Ralph Lauren launched his new collection this weekend at New York Fashion Week. The collection owes much to the period fashion screened in Downton Abbey, which is… Continue reading