50 Fabulous Frocks, Bath Fashion Museum

Still going strong after 50 years, the Bath Fashion Museum was founded as the Museum of Costume by Doris Langley Moore, a writer, costume designer and collector of historic dress. The museum was moved to its current home in the Assembly Rooms in 1963 and has been showcasing the very best in both historic and up-to-date fashion ever since. It was even listed as one of CNN’s top 10 fashion museums in the world – well done them! Continue reading “50 Fabulous Frocks, Bath Fashion Museum”

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Review: The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC Two

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a needle and thread and tried my hand at sewing for the first time since studying A Level textiles (which is too many years ago to mention) so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that a new Great British Bake Off-style sewing series was about to hit BBC2. Judged by no-nonsense sewing expert and WI Institute member May Martin and dashing Savile Row tailor Patrick Grant, the show features eight competitors battling it out to be crowned the country’s best home sewer. Cue frantic seam-finishing, bungled buttonholes and sweaty-palmed stitching galore. Continue reading “Review: The Great British Sewing Bee, BBC Two”