Like many people, I have a few pieces in my wardrobe that I have always liked, but, for one reason or another, never wear.
So this year, instead of another round of clear-out-and-go-shopping, I’m challenging myself to remake the pieces I don’t wear.
One piece per month for all of 2021.
It’s a chance to learn a few new tailoring techniques and to transform unused items into clothing that will, hopefully, become part of the regular rotation.
So join me!
Here are the rescues so far:
Story ideas are rarely in short supply, but sometimes getting them into a presentable state takes a lot longer than it should. And then…then there are times when I blink and suddenly there are three new projects with my name on them. The Fiend in the Fog A disgraced physician, an aspiring alchemist, and aContinue reading “Pandemic Trio”
This month’s rescue is this t-shirt, which hasn’t been languishing in my drawer, but had been languishing in someone else’s drawer before finding itself in a thrift shop. I grabbed it immediately because it had an echidna on it, and how often do you find a t-shirt with an echidna? I also liked the colourContinue reading “June/July Rescue: Spiny Anteater Shirt”
An Interview with Toby Virgo Recently I had the pleasure of taking the Real Sherlock Holmes walking tour of Edinburgh. If you didn’t know, Edinburgh was Arthur Conan Doyle’s hometown. He lived not far from the town centre, and there’s a plaque at the University of Edinburgh medical school honouring him as the doctor forContinue reading
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