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:
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
The idea behind my upcoming novel, The Fiend in the Fog, took root many years ago. It was the summer before I entered teacher training, and I was working in a day care centre in Tucson, Arizona. It wasn’t a posh daycare — one of my fellow teachers had an ankle bracelet courtesy of ArizonaContinue reading “Every Monster Has a Job to Do”
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