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:
“Snowstorm expected. If you’re English, stay inside and wait for the all-clear. If you’re Scottish, you’ll need your Big Coat.” This is the hood that came with my Big Coat. The coat itself is perfect, but the hood is decorative. Decorative! I ask you! Some designer actually thought, yeah, let’s put a hood on a… Read more January Rescue: Decorative Hood
At the heart of Simon’s second story, Slough Dog, is the story of a ghost dog, which workers on a building site believe has killed a man. In the story, an ancestor of the building site owner attempted to throw the family doginto the Firth during a storm. The result was a generations-long curse on… Read more Simon Pearce’s Edinburgh: The Firth of Forth
“Comiston House sat aloof on a large tract of land, a little more than three miles to the south of Edinburgh, and north of the gently sloping, green-carpeted Pentland Hills. It was modest in size, square in shape, and constructed from large bricks of local sandstone. Ionic columns stood to either side of an arched… Read more Simon Pearce’s Edinburgh: Comiston House
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