June/July Rescue: Spiny Anteater Shirt

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”

May Rescue: Tell Me Where It Hurts

Today I want to talk about armpits. This top sat in the back of my closet, unjustly, for about three years. I never got rid of it because I like it, but I didn’t wear it because it pinched my pits. You might think that if a garment is uncomfortable, finding out *why* would beContinue reading “May Rescue: Tell Me Where It Hurts”

April Rescue: Springtime Sleep Mask

I was going to do a Giant Jammies Makeover for April. But then this month got the best of me. Work piled on, and then I had the Fauci Ouchie. I was all prepared for a raft of Horrible Consequences which thankfully didn’t come, though I did feel rough enough the day after to justifyContinue reading “April Rescue: Springtime Sleep Mask”

March Rescue: A Most Unfortunate Hemline

Garments should be made to fit the body, not the other way around.  A lot of mass-produced garments aren’t made to fit the body at all, not to mention a diversity of body shapes. Instead, they’re made to fit the needs of a factory to churn things out quickly and cheaply.  Often this means sheathContinue reading “March Rescue: A Most Unfortunate Hemline”

January Rescue: Decorative Hood

“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 aContinue reading “January Rescue: Decorative Hood”

Simon Pearce’s Edinburgh: The Firth of Forth

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 onContinue reading “Simon Pearce’s Edinburgh: The Firth of Forth”