The Minerva Blogger Challenge Dress

The generous peeps at Minerva Crafts sent me this lovely fabric for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Challenge earlier this year. A few sewing machine niggles kept me from completing it until just before the festive season; although it was a long time in the making, I’m really pleased with the end result. Continue reading “The Minerva Blogger Challenge Dress”


Georgian Style at Bath Fashion Museum

Have you seen the Fifty Fabulous Frocks exhibition at Bath Fashion Museum? If so, you probably can’t wait to find out what’s next on the museum’s agenda (and if not, you really should go and see it). Those of us looking forward to finding out what wonderful display the Fashion Museum team will pull out of the bag next need wait no longer, as they have revealed that an exhibition on Georgian fashion will open early next year. Continue reading “Georgian Style at Bath Fashion Museum”

Review: Minxy Vintage by Kelly Doust

Despite being somewhat sewing obsessed, I don’t actually own that many craft-related books, so I was pretty pleased when my lovely workmates presented me with this book for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. Kelly Doust has been scouring vintage markets and shops for years and has written several books on craft and fashion. Her latest, Minxy Vintage, is for people who love browsing flea markets, vintage boutiques and charity shops, but don’t always buy – perhaps because the dress/blouse/jumper needs mending, has a stain, or just looks a little dated. This book – and Kelly’s impressive collection of beautiful vintage pieces pictured within it – shows that restoring vintage items really is worth the effort. Continue reading “Review: Minxy Vintage by Kelly Doust”