I am somewhat besotted by Dior and I am certain I am not alone! When I was living in Paris I would often walk … Read More


Living in Paris for 3 and 1/2 years gave me many opportunities to see lots of beautiful examples of how Chanel is very present … Read More


In August 2015, the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, put on an exhibition honouring Jeanne Lanvin(1867-1946), the inspirational … Read More

selvedge magazine

Back in 2002, I discovered selvedge magazine, in the art department of Bedford High School, UK, where I taught fashion, design technology and art … Read More

collage work

I have been creating what I call collage work for ages, though I’m quite sure I started experimenting more when I was doing design work … Read More

what i have been making…

So many ideas, so little time! The story of my sewing life. I love making my clothes. Eventually, I would like to make everything, although … Read More

my studio

At the moment my sewing studio is in the attic. As we have moved fairly recently it isn’t terribly well organised, but in time … Read More