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Weekly Finds – Geometric

Being part of a creative community not only gives us inspiration and encouragement, but also allows us to tap into a world full or well crafted and original items.

My blog isn’t aimed at creating and selling products, but helping people to build an understanding and interest in creativity.

I love the idea of sharing amazing handmade products from other creatives to inspire people to not only shop small, but appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into well made products.

Geometric design has been popular for years, the interest ebbs and flows, but right now, it’s trending:

 

Calpas

Black Strap Sandals – £44.27 – Calpas

 

KatieBetty

Mini Minimal Copper Necklace – £10 – KatieBetty

 

Woodncut

Yellow Wooden Lamp – £69.19 – Woodncut

 

laKattun

Handprinted Handbag – £20.76 – laKattun

 

playwoodua

Wooden Clutch – £54.56 – playwoodua

 

RucheShelving

Book Shelf – £63.91 – RucheShelving

 

WoollyClouds

Modern Area Rug – £74.04 – WoollyClouds

 

BooandBooFactory

Leather Earrings – £35.85 – BooandBooFactory

 

JillMakes

Handprinted Watch – £43.64 – JillMakes

 

NormansPrintery

Wrapping Paper – £4.02 – NormansPrintery

 

anewalldecor

Wall Mural – £256.41 – anewalldecor

 

Are there any themes you’d like me to cover? Do you know someone who you think should be featured? Let me know in the comments.

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Glow in the Dark Shorts

Our Instagram feeds are very personal, and my Rag Roll Rabbit account follows mostly companies that I find inspirational, beautiful and encouraging. I have to admit, that even while not having children, I follow a number of children’s clothing companies, mostly for product inspiration.

Inspiration

Inspiration

My inspiration came from seeing this picture on my Instagram feed. Shout out to Little Maggie Moo who posted this. How adorable are those shorts!! My thoughts were simply, “Why do kiddies get to wear all the cool clothes?!” So I raided my fabric cupboard to find something that I could turn into a similar product, for me.

 

 

Application

 

GS - Design

Now this design is nothing special, in fact it;s made even more naff, by the poorly thought of glitter glue, but the idea is represented, and from this I can create pattern pieces and a final product, so fine art isn’t really necessary here.

 

GS - Pattern

As you can see from my pattern miniature, to create the elasticated waist, I took out the waist darts. Dropped the height of the seat so they sat lower on my body and cut off the trousers to create shorts. No one wants to get sticky in the summer, so I took out the shorts a little to give more movement, perfect for slipping on over a slightly damp swimsuit. And of course, no true casual and comfortable outfit is complete, without pockets, so I created simple in-seam pocket patterns.

Like in the picture I wanted to have different leg colours and seeing as I didn’t have black and white stripped fabric to use I improvised and came up with a more interesting design.

 

Implementation

I had about 1/2 metre left of some light weight denim fabric from a previous make, so using this I bought some spray glow in the dark paint!!

It didn’t give even coverage, but for this design I wasn’t too bothered.

GS - Spray

I used tape to evenly mark off the strips I wanted on the fabric and sprayed all over. It took about 4 hours to dry, but you don’t need to heat set the paint once it’s on.

Next I cut out the panels.

GS - Fabric

As you can see there is one panel in each fabric, a light stripped right leg and a dark left leg. Each leg had corresponding pockets cut.

The pocket pieces are then sewn on to the front and back panels, before the side seams are sewn together. (The trick is to think about sewing each leg individually first).

GS - Centre Seam

Once your side seams are sewn together, you place one leg inside the other, right sides together and sew the centre seam, which is curved to fit the shape of your body. Because these shorts weren’t being lined at all, I decided to overlock the raw seams, this gives a more professional finish, but there are other ways to finish raw edges that don’t use an overlocker. And in some cases, they look more high quality if done well.

GS - Overlock

Next is inserting the elastic waist band, I do this in one of two ways usually. Creating a hole through which the elastic is threaded. Or sewing the fabric down over the elastic as you pull it around. Both have pros and cons, either works on a product like this.

The all that is left to do is turn up the hems.

I spent a while moving and changing the hem to make sure I got it as even as possible, but it’s harder to do on yourself.

Here are the finished shorts!

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I’m really pleased with the way these have turned out. Trouser and shorts are not something I make often, mostly because they aren’t the easiest of sewing projects, so I’m pleased with almost every aspect of these summer shorts.

I would love to have made shorts that look the spitting image of those in the Instagram picture above, but alas I am not a baby, and probably wouldn’t wear them out much even if I did own them.

What are you making on your next #MakeDay project?

 

 

Weekly Finds – Blue Hue

Being part of a creative community not only gives us inspiration and encouragement, but also allows us to tap into a world full or well crafted and original items.

My blog isn’t aimed at creating and selling products, but helping people to build an understanding and interest in creativity.

I love the idea of sharing amazing handmade products from other creatives to inspire people to not only shop small, but appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into well made products.

Blue is top of my list of favourite colours, along with a few others. But I’ll focus on BLUE for now:

 

BeadsNSoutache

Turquoise Earrings – £11.75 – BeadsNSoutache

 

LeBoudoirNoir

Cuff Bracelet – £129.31 – LeBoudoirNoir

 

OpenVintageShutters

Metal Lantern – £12.52 – OpenVintageShutters

 

DANIBARBEshop

Amazonite Earrings – £33.68 – DANIBARBEshop

 

VivaArcenciel

Hand Painted Wood Earrings – £10.96 – VivaArcenciel

 

EVBTLEATHER

Leather Crossbody Bag – £30.54 – EVBTLEATHER

 

SumarokovaAtelier

Wool Coat – £180.91 – SumarokovaAtelier

 

Kelaoke

Pendant Necklace – £35.19 – Kelaoke

 

NamasteEmbroidery

Embroidered Hoop – £20.36 – NamasteEmbroidery

Are there any themes you’d like me to cover? Do you know someone who you think should be featured? Let me know in the comments.

What’s On – August 2016

I love going to exhibitions relating to anything fashion, textiles and fun.

But there is a plethora of things going on all over the place that fall under these categories that I just can’t get to. BUT this doesn’t mean you can’t go to them?!

Here is my list of what’s going on in August:

4 August 2016 – Robert Elms on Menswear

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Join writer and broadcaster Robert Elms for a social history of London street fashion since the 1960s. In his modern memoir The Way We Wore: A Life in Threads, Elms charts his passion for clothes and how his memory of crucial events is defined by what he was wearing. Challenging the historians who have chosen to treat fashion as an exclusively feminine realm, this event explores the allure of the male suit, the importance of cloth and why clothes communicate more subtly than most objects. To find out more head to the Fashion and Textiles Museum website.

 

Open until 3 September 2016 – 50 Years of Fashion

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It is fifty years since Chertsey Museum first opened its doors in 1965. To celebrate this important anniversary, their current fashion display features fashionable women’s wear dating from the 1960s to the present days selected from the Olive Matthews Collection.

To find out more head to the Chertsey Museum website.

 

Open until 5 September 2016 (extended dates) – Manus X Machina

The Costume Institute’s spring 2016 exhibition explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. To find out more, head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s website.

 

Open until 11 September – All of Everything: Todd Oldham Fashion

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Drawn from the Todd Oldham Studio archives, a substantial portion of which was recently donated to the RISD Museum, All of Everything features more than 65 full ensembles—from Oldham’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted feats of craftsmanship to his Pantone non-repeating print designs. To find out more head to RISD Museum website.

 

Open until 2 October 2016 – Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration

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After years of rationing following the Second World War, Britain embarked on a period of optimism, affluence and consumerism that was prevalent in all aspects of life. This show examines the changing cultural landscape, presented through the lens of a typical young couple. Their recreated home interior features paintings, posters and textiles by Enid Marx, Edward Bawden and John Piper, as well as contemporaneous packaging, household goods and fashion. To find out more head to the Compton Verney website.

 

 

Open until 2 October 2016 – The BFG in Pictures

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The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG which have never been exhibited in public before. To find out more head to the House of Illustration website here.

 

26 April – 9 October 2016 – Pablo Bronstein: Historical Dances in an Antique Setting

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This, his most ambitious project to date, takes inspiration from the neo-classical surroundings of the Duveen galleries and the artist’s interest in the Baroque period to create a continuous live performance. Dancers will move through the galleries interacting with architectural elements, creating a spectacle not to be missed. To find out more go to the Tate Britain website here.

 

19 March – 9 October 2016 – Clangers, Bagpuss and Co.

Come into the world of Smallfilms to discover original puppets, sets and filming equipment. See how characters developed, and learn how Oliver and Peter developed their stop-frame animation techniques. To find out more head to the V&A Museum of Childhood website here.

 

Open until 9 October 2016 – Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

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If you didn’t get a chance to see the shoes, pleasure and pain, exhibition at the V&A London, then you shouldn’t give this a miss.

Organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London it displays more than 200 pairs of historic and contemporary men’s and women’s shoes by 70 named designers, including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Dior and Prada, many from the V&A’s unrivalled collection.

To see what I thought of the London exhibition look here.

 

Open until 23 October 2016 – Schiaparelli and Thirties Fashion

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We are showing a small selection of iconic Schiaparelli outfits against a backdrop of other thirties fashion, outfits which might well have been influenced by her prominent designs. The display includes 25 figures in three main themes: the shape of fashion, dramatic thirties prints,  and bold embroidery and embellishment so typical of  Schiaparelli and her contemporaries. To find out more head to the Manchester Art Gallery website.

 

Open until 30 October 2016 – Vogue 100: A Century of Style

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If you missed the Vogue 100 exhibition a the National Portrait Gallery, you have the chance to see it again at the Manchester Art Gallery.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style showcases the remarkable range of photography that has been commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916, with over 280 prints from the Condé Nast archive and international collections being brought together for the first time to tell the story of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world.

To see what I thought when the exhibition was in London, look here.

 

Open until 6 November – Making the Australian Quilt

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Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950 is the first major exhibition of its kind to bring together the rich works that constitute Australia’s quilt heritage. Exclusive to Melbourne, the exhibition includes more than eighty works from around the country. Key works such as The Rajah Quilt and examples by renowned makers Mary Jane Hannaford, Marianne Gibson and Amelia Brown are shown alongside a number of recently discovered pieces not exhibited before. They include quilts, coverlets, garments and quilted, patched and pieced works made in Australia or with a significant Australian provenance. The exhibition also features key 19th century English quilts that were brought or sent to Australia, informing and influencing the early quilting practices of local makers. To find out more, head to the NGV website.

 

Open until 27 November 2016 – Fashion and Freedom

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This exhibition brings together wartime fashion from Manchester Art Gallery’s renowned costume collection with new pieces created by contemporary stars Vivienne Westwood and Roksanda Ilincic that pay homage to women’s dress during this landmark era. To find out more head to the Fashion and Freedom information page.

 

6 May – 4 December 2016 – Missoni Art Colour

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Explore the creative process of Italian fashion house Missoni and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in the context of 20th century fine art. One of the most respected exponents of the ‘Made in Italy’ concept, the work of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni is deeply rooted in modern art making the Missoni brand distinctive in the world of international fashion. At the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London Bridge.

To see my review click here.

25 March – 7 Dec 2016 – Putting on the Glitz

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Dazzling 1930s evening gowns take centre stage in the ‘Putting on the Glitz’ exhibition, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period at Sudley House part of National Museums Liverpool.

There is a free talk at 1pm on 13 April.

30 April 2016 – 8 January 2017 – Fashion Cities Africa

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Exploring practices of dress, fashion and styling in four major African cities at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

16 April 2016– 12 March 2017 – Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

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This exhibition tells the story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day. It explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal. See it at the V&A London.

See my review of this event here.

 

Open until 1 May 2017 – Fashion on the Ration

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From ‘onesies’ to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts, Fashion on the Ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain, often in new and unexpected ways. To find out more head to the Imperial War Museum North website.

 

19 March 2016 – 1 January 2018 – A History of Fashion in 100 Objects

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Celebrating the history of fashion from the 1500s to the present day through 100 star objects from Fashion Museum Bath’s collection.

Maybe I’ll see you at some of these events?

Green Marilyn Dress

Marilyn Monroe is known to be an icon of many things, fashion being one of them. She lead to way, for a lot of fashion breakthroughs for women. In 2011 the film, My Week With Marilyn was released. While I’ve not seen the film, I was interested to know that the costume designers tried to stay as close to Marilyn’s real wardrobe as possible.

Inspiration

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I just love this dress. Admittedly the fit from the film, it better than the original, but there has been a lot of development in shaping and garment construction.

While I love the blue/grey colour, I am more drawn to bright autumnal colours and so I chose a green for my palette.

Application

Green Shift Dress

This is of course an adaptation of the dress in the picture, but the shape is similar and the effect was hoped to be the same.

The bodice front it made from two layers of fabric, one gathered under the bust and the second as a lining to potentially provide more coverage. The front neckline is a wide boat neck and the back of the dress has a V that sits just above the bra line, with an invisible zip fastening down the centre back seam. Darts are placed down the front and back panels to give a figure hugging shape, with the skirt finishing mid thigh. The sleeves are an extension of the bodice panels.

 

Implementation

I had to break the sewing down over a few days, as I was busy and at one point I had to buy more supplies! But here are some pictures taken from the #MakeDays.

And here is the finished dress!

Over all I’m pleased with the dress. The fit was good in places, but like us all, my body has changed shape and I need to update my shift pattern blocks to ensure I get the best fit, first time. I added elastic to the empire line at the front to bring the dress closer, but this of course meant that there was a little gathering below the seam.

I think if I were to make this dress again, I’d go for a gathered waist as I think it suits my figure better, and to be honest the dress Marilyn wore, was beautiful in the blue/grey anyway.

I still like the green thought.

 

Weekly Finds – Pokemon

Being part of a creative community not only gives us inspiration and encouragement, but also allows us to tap into a world full or well crafted and original items.

My blog isn’t aimed at creating and selling products, but helping people to build an understanding and interest in creativity.

I love the idea of sharing amazing handmade products from other creatives to inspire people to not only shop small, but appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into well made products.

With all the talk of Pokemon Go, this weeks finds are on the theme of Pokemon:

 

Khaos Theory Leather

Leather Vaporeon Mask – £48.13 – Khaos Theory Leather

 

CrzyLadys

Pokemon Soap – £4.67 – Crzy Ladys

 

Resinators

Pokemon Resin Leaf Stone Evolution Necklace – £19.45 – Resinators

 

Jimlites

3D Printed Pokeball – £14 – Jimlites

 

Foxberry Studio

Marbled Bulbasaur – £14 – Foxberry Studio

 

KFM Shift Knobs

Poke ball Shift Knob – £22.20 – KFM Shift Knobs

 

Renchan Shop

Shiny Blue Mew Plushie – £38.89 – Renchan Shop

 

Are there any themes you’d like me to cover? Do you know someone who you think should be featured?

Weekly Finds – In the Mountains

Being part of a creative community not only gives us inspiration and encouragement, but also allows us to tap into a world full or well crafted and original items.

My blog isn’t aimed at creating and selling products, but helping people to build an understanding and interest in creativity.

I love the idea of sharing amazing handmade products from other creatives to inspire people to not only shop small, but appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into well made products.

Here are this weeks items I have been loving on the theme of In the Mountains:

Geschmeide Unter Teck

Stag Ring – £73.40 – Geschmeide Unter Teck

 

Gie Mar Ga

Chunky Wool Grey Knit Bean Bag – £103.62 – Gie Mar Ga

 

Wide Eyes Paper Co.

Wedding Invite – £2.71 – Wide Eyes Paper Co.

 

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Weekend Bag – £132.99 – Squeak Design

 

Bean and Bailey

Porcelain Vase – £50.31 – Bean and Bailey

 

SturlesiDesign

Mountain Lamp – £50.11 – SturlesiDesign

 

ThreeBadSeeds

Mountain Cushion – £92.89 – Three Bad Seeds

 

Wall Affection

Fir Tree Wall Decal – £17.50 – Wall Affection

 

BungalowBoo

Mountain Range Board – £13.16 – BungalowBoo

 

Parkin Handmade

Mountain Shelf – £30.38 – Parkin Handmade

 

Felt Witch

Mountain Garland – £20 – Felt Witch

 

Fire White

Interlocking Mountain Rings – £92 – Fire White

 

Minature Mountains

Scafell Pike 3D Framed Map – £25 – Miniature Mountains

 

Are there any themes you’d like me to cover? Do you know someone who you think should be featured?

Weekly Finds – At the Beach

Being part of a creative community not only gives us inspiration and encouragement, but also allows us to tap into a world full or well crafted and original items.

My blog isn’t aimed at creating and selling products, but helping people to build an understanding and interest in creativity.

I love the idea of sharing amazing handmade products from other creatives to inspire people to not only shop small, but appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into well made products.

Here are this weeks items I have been loving on the theme of At the Beach:

 

 

Rasae

Seagull Felted Baby Blanket – £57.08 – Rasae

 

1979Swimwear

Teodora Swimsuit – £137.01 – 1979Swimwear

 

Arosha Taglia

Black Onyx Rose Gold Coral Ring – £117.66 – Arosha Taglia

 

Kitchen Crafts

Sea Turtle Cookie Cutter – £2.13 – Kitchen Crafts

 

JantraK

Blue and White Beach Pottery – £6 – JantraK

 

Joanna Corney

Beach Hut Wall Paper – £95 – Joanna Corney

 

Private Deck

Lifebuoy Pillow – £68.12 – Private Dock

 

Fox and Star

Beach Washi Tape – £3.70 – Fox and Star

 

OceanBornWood

Driftwood Heart – £25 – Ocean Born Wood

 

ThymeRose

Beach Wreath – £39.99 – Thyme Rose

 

Are there any themes you’d like me to cover? Do you know someone who you think should be featured?

Weekly Finds – Botanicals

Being part of a creative community not only gives us inspiration and encouragement, but also allows us to tap into a world full or well crafted and original items.

My blog isn’t aimed at creating and selling products, but helping people to build an understanding and interest in creativity.

I love the idea of sharing amazing handmade products from other creatives to inspire people to not only shop small, but appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into well made products.

Here are this weeks items I have been loving on the theme of Botanicals:

 

Serenity Crystal

Flower Hair Crown – £37.30 – Serenity Crystal

 

Kambra

Living Air Plant Necklace – £15.22 – Kambra

 

GeschmeideUnterTeck

Mushroom Ring – £72.41 – Geschmeide Unter Teck

 

My Fauna Flora

Leaf Necklace Blue – £44.15 – My Fauna Flora

 

Viva Arcenciel

Viburnum Bracelet of Wood – £29.68 – Viva Arcenciel

 

Candy Foxx

Double Ball Stud Earrings – £27.26 – Candy Foxx

 

Collected Edition

3D Printed Icelandic Poppy Crown – £102.76 – Collected Edition

 

Wear It Mini Plants

Cactus Terrarium Keychain – £6.84 – Wear It Mini Plants

 

Light and Ladder

3 Porcelain Leather Hanging Planters – £102.76 – Light and Ladder

 

Maple Apple

Turnip Play Vegetable – £15.22 – Maple Apple

 

Mio Gallery

Giant Paper Flower Wall – £989.50 – Mio Gallery

 

Cloud Hunter Co.

Beach Blanket – £121.02 – Cloud Hunter Co.

 

Are there any themes you’d like me to cover? Do you know someone who you think should be featured?

What’s On July 2016

I love going to exhibitions relating to anything Fashion, Textiles and Fun.

But there is a plethora of things going on all over the place that fall under these categories that I just can’t get to. BUT this doesn’t mean you can’t go to them?!

Here is my list of what’s going on in July:

5 July 2016 – Silver Ring Workshop

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Carve your desired design into jewellers wax, which is then cast into silver, polished and returned back to you within 2 weeks. Join Drink, Shop & Do for a night of creativity and a complimentary cocktail! No retail mark ups, just one-off pieces made by you. To find out more, head to their website here.

 

6 July 2016 – Cardboard Cribs

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Create and pimp your cardboard crib for your favourite celeb! Be prepared to host Drink, Shop & Do through your Crib before judging. To find out more, head to their website here.

 

 

9-10 July 2016 – Pattern Cutting Introduction

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Led by creative pattern maker Michelle Lewis participants will cover the basic rules of flat pattern cutting. The 2-day course focuses on using fashion blocks to create womenswear garment components including simple sleeves and skirts. This process will include bodice dart manipulations, style lines and how to add fullness through gathers and pleats. For more information head to the Fashion and Textiles Museum website here.

 

12 July 2016 – I Make Knots – Knitted Merino Clutch Workshop

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‘I MAKE KNOTS’ have teamed up with luxury New York knitting brand MANOUSH (suppliers of mega yarn for the knitter with a bit-of-attitude), to use one of their glam kits to make a clutch. A clutch so soft and light that you might think the sheep had wings. You’ll be knitting away with massive Manuosh needles and by the end of the session have your clutch to take home. To find out more, head to the Drink, Shop & Do website here.

 

21 July 2016 – Royal Millinery

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Hats are an important and distinctive element of the Queen’s wardrobe. Join curator and historian Beatrice Behlen to learn how the hats and headscarves chosen by Elizabeth II have reflected and adapted fashionable styles for nine decades. For more information head to the Fashion and Textiles Museum website here.

 

28 July 2016 – The Business of Sewing: Tilly and The Buttons

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Meet Tilly as she shares her story, from the satisfaction of creating her own clothes to the excitement of seeing what other people make with her company’s patterns. For the aspiring entrepreneurs in the audience, hear her experiences starting and growing a creative business and her thoughts on the evolving sewing market and the impact of television. She’ll also be happy to sign copies of her award-winning book, Love at First Stitch. For more information head to the Fashion and Textiles Museum website here.

 

30 July 2016 – Beginner Modern Calligraphy Workshop

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A beginners workshop in modern calligraphy; taking you right through from making your first stroke to writing beautiful quotes that will be lovely enough to hang on your wall. To find out more head to the Drink, Shop & Do website here.

 

Open until 2 October 2016 – The BFG in Pictures

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The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG which have never been exhibited in public before. To find out more head to the House of Illustration website here.

 

19 March – 9 October – Clangers, Bagpuss and Co.

Come into the world of Smallfilms to discover original puppets, sets and filming equipment. See how characters developed, and learn how Oliver and Peter developed their stop-frame animation techniques. To find out more head to the V&A Museum of Childhood website here.

 

6 May – 4 December 2016 – Missoni Art Colour

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Explore the creative process of Italian fashion house Missoni and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in the context of 20th century fine art. One of the most respected exponents of the ‘Made in Italy’ concept, the work of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni is deeply rooted in modern art making the Missoni brand distinctive in the world of international fashion. At the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London Bridge.

To see my review click here.

 

 

25 March – 7 Dec 2016 – Putting on the Glitz

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Dazzling 1930s evening gowns take centre stage in the ‘Putting on the Glitz’ exhibition, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period at Sudley House part of National Museums Liverpool.

There is a free talk at 1pm on 13 April.

 

26 April – 9 October 2016 – Pablo Bronstein: Historical Dances in an Antique Setting

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This, his most ambitious project to date, takes inspiration from the neo-classical surroundings of the Duveen galleries and the artist’s interest in the Baroque period to create a continuous live performance. Dancers will move through the galleries interacting with architectural elements, creating a spectacle not to be missed. To find out more go to the Tate Britain website here.

 

30 April 2016 – 8 January 2017 – Fashion Cities Africa

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Exploring practices of dress, fashion and styling in four major African cities at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.

16 April 2016– 12 March 2017 – Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

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This exhibition tells the story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day. It explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal. See it at the V&A London.

See my review of this event here.

19 March 2016 – 1 January 2018 – A History of Fashion in 100 Objects

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Celebrating the history of fashion from the 1500s to the present day through 100 star objects from Fashion Museum Bath’s collection.

Maybe I’ll see you at some of these events?