Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine – Bath Fashion Museum

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While countless fashion fads get retired to the sartorial scrap-heap, there are a chosen few that remain style staples. Romantic florals have been around for yonks, reigning supreme as the go-to print to wear at everything from summer barbecues to winter weddings – perhaps even more so now that vintage and thrift shopping is so in vogue. Continue reading “Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine – Bath Fashion Museum”

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So, Why Sew?

Tell people that you sew your own clothes, and no doubt you’ll get a similar response across the board: that they’d love to try it, but they don’t know where to start. There’s so much jargon to learn, so many gadgets to buy, and a multitude of potential needle-and-pin-related injuries to contend with. Yet sewing is like any skill or hobby – it takes practice, practice and more practice, plus a heavy dose of enthusiasm (and lots of tea). Continue reading “So, Why Sew?”

My Top 5 Online Sewing Shops

One of the trickiest things about being a sewing beginner is knowing where to buy fabric and notions. Gone are the days when your trusty local department store could be counted on for a great haberdashery selection; now you’ll be lucky to find a novelty sewing kit. Continue reading “My Top 5 Online Sewing Shops”