Here’s some interesting new things I’ve found on the internet this week (actually most of them are from last week, as that’s when I intended to publish this before forgetting all about it, so it’s basically some lazy, stale and re-heated content. Sorry about that.)
- Nice to see an Etsy pattern seller based in the UK. I was eyeing up the pattern above in her shop for a while and I’m SO glad that somebody else bought it, honest. I know the cowl neck would never sit right and that I’d be fiddling with the back wrap all the time, and I can’t afford it anyway, and really I know it would be happier with someone else, someone far better at sewing that I could ever be (*breaks down in sobs*)
- Amazing shots of Victorian husbands and wives
- Wonderful and insane shoes based on tea-pots, swans, ducks, and Madonna, by Kobi Levi.
- I love this dress by Rebecca Cluett, as seen on Amelia’s magazine
- Marimekko Chuck Taylors! I love the print but I’m not a huge fan of the clunky Chuck Taylor silhouette. I wish they did the plimsoll style shoes in more prints.
- Nile Rodgers from Chic roller-skating in his kitchen! That’s all. (Via Disneyrollergirl)
- Incredibly gorgeous Edwardian Lace/Crochet dress. Anyone got $300 dollars going spare?
- Really fascinating article in the Guardian about a guy and his father who both embroider. The father was in a Nazi prisoner of war camp and passed the time in captivity by making cross-stitch pieces, including a Morse code piece that insulted Hitler (but the guards never guessed!)
- Two interesting exhibitions coming up in London – can’t WAIT to see The Power of Making at the V&A, and there’s something called Block Party (‘contemporary craft inspired by the art of the tailor’) going on at the Crafts Council which looks very intriguing.
Hope you all have a great weekend!