The drop crotch or harem pants as some of us like to call them are quite a fashion statement. They form the basis of my wardrobe, they are remarkably versatile so I often rely on them. They are not to everyones taste but I love them. Maximum comfort with minimum effort, dress them up or dress them down, they are effortlessly cool. Continue reading
The shop is full of lovely things that are just ‘so you’. You dash in but slow down taking your time, making sure you don’t miss anything but at the same time you feel the need to rush around quickly because you’re so excited and you can’t wait to see it all. Continue reading
Bubble, balloon, puff ball. What would you call these shorts? The pattern said bubble so I’m sticking with it, but do you remember the puffball skirt back in the 80’s? I’m not sure what came first the puffball or the ra-ra, but everyone was wearing them, even Princess Di. But not me, I hated them. You didn’t need to ask “does my bum look big in this?” because yes, of course it did, as well as your hips.
But guess what? I delved into my stack of linen to make these bubble shorts and I absolutely love them. ‘The Bubble’ seems to be my signature style at the moment. I had forgotten about the distaste I had for the puffball back in the 80’s because now I can’t get enough of the puffed hem. Look here, here and here. Funny isn’t it? How over time your taste changes completely.
Want to know how to make these bloomer shorts in an hour? Head on over to Serger Pepper where I am guest posting today.
I missed out the bit where I had a long in depth conversation with my sister about the perfect balance of camouflage squiggle, colour, modernity and authenticity, but that would have changed the whole style of my opening sentence. Continue reading
I’m not keen on things that are too fussy or over designed. I find beauty in simple things. Simple things with a little detail or a quirky element. But I have just sewn an outfit that has it all (well not all, but a quite a lot). And guess what? Continue reading
I know a little girl* who loves dogs. She is obsessed with them. She spends her pocket money on dog toys. Not toys that look like dogs or toys that have dogs on them but toys that are actually meant for dogs.