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Travels with a capsule wardrobe

We are currently in the UK and will be here for nearly two months, which is a long time to manage a smallish suitcase of clothes in a potential variety of temperatures. Already I can see that I brought too much underwear (I have a long standing fear of running out of clean underwear) and […]

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Vogue 2634 – as a flanno

I have just returned from the most amazing retreat at Muresk with Fibres West; more on that later, but the theme for the week was “Down on the Farm”, so I decided that flannel shirts and dungarees were de rigeur. My dungarees were duly made, and I set about making a couple of shirts. I […]

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Madder dyed shirt

Several moons ago (last year) I attended a natural dyeing course with my fellow One Year One Outfit-ers at Trudi Pollard‘s amazing studio. I bought some Cambodian silk from her and dyed it with her madder and this glorious fabric is the result! I was exceedingly anxious about cutting into this precious fabric, but it’s […]

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