Wednesday, 30 June 2010

sewing project complete and alice in wonderland

I have been up to way too much this week, it's been completely mad (hence lack of blog update!). I've been working, thrifting, sewing, studying, socialising, baking and drinking way too many iced lattes! Pretty exhausted, but I've finally had a much more chilled day today and therefore have been able to write this post finally!

At the beginning of the week I managed to finish the sewing project that I've been talking about in the past week. I'm so pleased with them :)

They are high-waisted and floral, two things I am loving at the moment. I was a bit naughty though and I have been wearing them even though I haven't properly finished off the seams (lucky I didn't have an embarrassing split whilst wearing them eh?). They're are by no means perfectly made but I did my best and now I want to make more in lots of different colours.

I've already started thinking about my next project; a playsuit in this fabric which I got today...

It's been so hot in London at the moment. I don't think England is equipped to deal with this hot weather! Still it's nice that we Brits can wear all these lovely summer clothes so should make the most of it whilst it lasts.

Other than sewing projects I've been acquiring a few more pieces for the store. I also went to the BFI's Mediatheque on Southbank today. I love the BFI. I was actually there to do research for my dissertation which is on Nursing Uniforms during the Second World War. I had no luck there, but found some really great silent film features. Particularly this darling one of Alice in Wonderland....

Apparently it is the first ever film version of Alice and was made 1903. I love the costumes, think it would be really interesting to see the different versions of Alice's dress through the film adaptations...maybe that should be my next sewing project, think I'm becoming obsessed with sewing now!

Night xxx 


  1. Those shorts are freaking adorable!! I've been wanting to try a project like this for months, but haven't been able to get my act together. These are divine - great job!