Pretty in Pink

I’d decided to treat myself to a new sewing machine, just something simple which will hopefully do a good buttonhole (very important to me!) A little light weight machine, nothing fancy, not too expensive, easy to teach on, maybe a couple of fancy decorative stitches……okay, maybe I was asking for more than I thought, but after sewing for more than (ahem) 30 years I know what i want. I looked at some embroidery machines and figured I’d have to sell an awful lot of monogrammed bath robes to pay for it. Besides, they looked complicated, very big and bulky and to be honest, pretty ugly!!!! Not that what a machine looks like is that important, but my current baby is the Singer 160th Anniversary Edition, and it’s a stylish looking number.

and then i spotted her, and she’s called Simple (exactly what I want, I think). She’s light weight, she’s on sale AND SHE’S PRETTY!!!!!!! I think I will call her Molly.


Singer Simple

Happy Birthday to ME! I’ll let you know if she works as good as she looks.

(PS, I have no affiliation with Singer!)



aaaaaaand GO!!

Finally starting to get the hang of this website thing, it’s only taken about 18 months to get back into it. But enough stalling, it won’t publish itself!

My new clothing labels arrived last week, and I’m so excited to be able to finish all those products that couldn’t go any further. The labels are inspired by the old Milk Bar & Drive-In signs from the 1950’s and 60’s. To stick with the vintage theme, the first garments in the range to be completed will be brocade waistcoats for the guys, and faux fur boleros for the girls, just in time for the lead up to Wedding Season and Festive highjinx.

I’d love you hear about your favourite ‘go to’ piece for glamming up, Vintage or Modern, and would love your feedback or suggestions for what you’d like to see included in the range.

pic of clothing labels