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Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book

Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book

FFF Front

FFF Front

Let’s not sugar coat it; Fabrics for Fashion: The Swatch Book is expensive with the RRP £60. I got it for around about £37 and even then I could only afford it due to the stroke of good luck I’ve had recently.

It is however, for someone like me who doesn’t yet know her batiste from her shantung, priceless.

I am one of those people that walk around a fabric shop hanging her head in shame,…

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Blogging for Burlesque Workshop at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Blogging for Burlesque Workshop at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Photo credit: Warren Jackson

Fabulous news! I’ll be running my Blogging for Burlesque Workshop at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival on Saturday 3rd May at 3.30pm.

I’m trying to keep the costs down to a minimum so the charge is extremely reasonable at £10 per person.

It’s a powerpoint workshop, there will be hand-outs of slides for people to make their own notes.

Is this workshop for you?

This workshop is aimed at anyone who…

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thanks @xlucyblue for pointing out what a tech spaz I am ( also thanka for the T)

thanks @xlucyblue for pointing out what a tech spaz I am ( also thanka for the T)

The Wardrobe Architect: Weeks 8 & 9

The Wardrobe Architect: Weeks 8 & 9

The Wardrobe Architect

Again I have missed a week, so I’m playing catch up a little.

I have had a reasonable excuse, though I’ve been going through a hefty HR process with work for nearly two years and had my final meeting on Monday so I have spent the last few weeks focussing on non-sewing matters (and boy, oh boy – how I have missed this!). So please cross your fingers and toes for me.

Week 8: Hair, Make-Up & Beauty

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The old pic of me made it into the telegraph again at the weekend! :D #vintage #model #telegraph

The old pic of me made it into the telegraph again at the weekend! :D #vintage #model #telegraph

Little things that make #sewing life easier. This pincushion is one of my fav purchases EVER. Anyone else? :D

Little things that make #sewing life easier. This pincushion is one of my fav purchases EVER. Anyone else? :D

And #sewing for #vegas begins! #BHoF

And #sewing for #vegas begins! #BHoF

Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques

Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques

VL Front Page

When I saw this book on Amazon I knew I had to get it. I had a quick scan through the reviews online and decided to purchase.

I adore vintage styled lingerie (total Kiss Me Deadly addict) but it doesn’t come in cheap. If you want quality, you’re most certainly going pay for it.

When it landed through the letterbox with a comforting thud I tumbled downstairs, pulled apart the packaging and gazed…

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Burlesque Weekly Round Up

Burlesque Weekly Round Up

Isabelle L’Amour: Choosing a Burlesque Name via 21st Century Burlesque

Pillow Talk with Bazuka Joe: Ginger Valentine via 21st Century Burlesque

ART AND COMMERECE SITTING IN A TREE: or How In 48 Hours I Worked Both the Alpha and Omega of the Job of Burlesque via LA’s Burl-expert (Penny Star Jnr)

Pre-Performance Rituals: Psyching Up to Strip Down via Burlesque Seattle Press

It’s Hot in Finland:…

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My huge hair says good morning! :D

My huge hair says good morning! :D