Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

How do you find a way to make "history" interesting and more than reading a collection of extracts and pictures on a wall?Well it's a question the Imperial War Museums have clearly been asking themselves and equally clearly, have resolved it with an interactive experience at the Churchill War Rooms. I was invited along to … Continue reading Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

Women in War fashion show

Whilst I admire much of the austere clothing of the 1940s necessitated by war time regulations, I'm very much a 1950s girl when it comes to fashion history. The streamlined skirts just don't make my heart flutter like a flouncy petticoat does. But of course the wartime years were about so much more than clothing - … Continue reading Women in War fashion show

Horrockses Fashions X Joanie revival

My passion for making clothes from the 1950s includes being a huge fan of Horrockses Fashion prints. So I was delighted to be invited to the launch of a new range using the prints by Joanie Clothing. The launch at the Anthony Burgess International Foundation in Manchester was a wonderful afternoon of tea and cake … Continue reading Horrockses Fashions X Joanie revival

When you’re having sew much fun!

There's not much to have been grateful for about Lockdown- but without it I doubt I would have found my new love - dressmaking. Like many of us, I turned to the world of crafting to give me something to occupy myself with in that first year when we really didn't know what to do, … Continue reading When you’re having sew much fun!