Dressmaking scares me quite a lot. It harks back to school and failing miserable to make an A-line skirt.
So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from an expert.
Dressmaking at the Museum
I had the best of times at the Fashion & Textiles Museum, London.
The ‘Pattern making on a Mannequin’ Workshop. was led by pattern designer Theresa Hewlett who has worked on the garments from Strictly Come Dancing.
The aim of the day was to learn how to make a bodice shape with calico and then transfer it onto paper to make patterns to fit my own figure. Continue reading “The Fashion and Textile Museum – Dressmaking Workshop”
I am sure you have heard of or have visited Alexandra Palace in London, but did you know it was the first home of BBC TV
Recently the Palace have been running behind the scenes tours, explaining the history and development of the Palace from conception to what we know today.
I had to share the fantastic paintwork with you. The patterns, painting paint and decor are a joy to see.
|Original woven carpet from the entrance to the theatre
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My favourite thing to do at any time of year, is to visit the sea, sit on the sand and eat fish and chips.
A holiday to the quaint English seaside town of Aldeburgh
is truly rewarding. My cravings for fish, chips and ice-cream are completely satisfied and my mind is cleared by the fresh sea air…. lots of beach combing to be had too!
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