That came along quickly! It feels It It seems like only yesterday when I wrote my 7 month retrospective.
I have posted every single day since August, but pretty regularly before that. I have written 335 posts on:
- clothes I have made
- style advice for men and women
- the history of fashion
- textiles and fabric printing
- inpiration, mainly reviews of exhibitions
- pattern cutting and design
- individuals – guest blogs or style analysis
I write because I love writing – I am surprised but grateful that anyone reads it. The fact so many lovely friends take the time to comment – invariably leaving a generous, kind, supportive message – thrills me to bits. Thank you.
I have made around 40 garments this year – it’s a bit hard to count – some were made before the blog started. So three to four garments every month. Last year, after the SWAP, I took a break from sewing and I will do that again. I am determined to completely “Kondo” my home before I get cracking again. I have decided to mend/repair/alter a few garments first.
When I got home last night Esme asked me round to her flat. My dear children gave me a card, a cake and a poem.
Here is the masterpiece:
There I sat, so frustrated
Thread chewed up and masticated
The skirt’s waistband elasticated
Perhaps someone miscalculated
It’s all a bit too complicated
But soon I will be vindicated
A vintage item replicated
The next best thing, from Fabrickated.