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Secret Project Revealed!

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It’s official, I am a costume student once again and the uni project I’ve been dreaming up for the past eight months or so has finally begun. And I’m very excited about it! Did anyone recognise the quote/clue I gave in my New Years post? Well I can now reveal that it was a line from the song ‘Be Optimistic’ …

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Happy New Year!

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Too often it’s easy to focus on everything you didn’t achieve rather than everything that you did. I’m sure when I look back in 10 years time 2015 will have been an incredibly important year. I bravely took a step away from uni to take the time to work out my own aspirations and dreams, rather than continuing along the …

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! With love, Becki, Mr DB & Dobbin xx

Throwback Thursday: Christmas Cards!

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On Monday evening, Mr DB and I wrapped up in hats and scarves and went on a walk amid the village’s twinkling Christmas lights to post handmade cards to our family and friends. But when and where did this festive tradition originate? The custom of sending Christmas cards was begun in Victorian Britain (1843) when Sir Henry Cole commissioned John Callcott Horsley …

Throwback Thursday: Christmas Stockings!

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Stockings hang enticingly during December, a constant reminder that Santa will be visiting soon. Whilst nobody really knows how the tradition of hanging a Christmas stocking begun, legend suggests that it started with Saint Nicholas. Concerned for a poor father of three daughters, he climbed down the family’s chimney with three bags of gold. Discovering the girls’ stockings drying on the mantelpiece, he left …

Throwback Thursday: Penny for the Guy!

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One of my favourite things in life is candid vintage photography. I just love the way a moment in time- with all its perfect imperfections- can be captured, allowing the story of that very second to live on. The fashions may not be couture, but they’re real, complete with the character that can only be gained in a garment worn …

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My Christmas Fabric Picks!

With only 60 more sleeps until Christmas, I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that they need to pull up their festive sewing socks soon! I’ve scoured some of my favourite online fabric sources and plucked out a few of those which have been tempting me to part with my pennies. Has anyone else noticed that Christmas fabric is predominantly very …

Throwback Thursday: Vintage Fancy Dress!

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With Kids Clothes Week in full swing, and with many of you creating wonderful halloween costumes for your little ones, I thought it would be a great time to share a collection of images I’ve gathered from across the internet of the most incredible fancy dress sewing patterns. I absolutely love the golf bag! It’s so simple and yet so effective; it’s instantly …

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Flower Girl Dress!

As I mentioned previously in my Throwback Thursday: Flower Girls! post, I spent August designing and creating a dress for the wedding of my good friends, Tiff and Dan, to be worn by their little flower girl, C. I was so honoured to be asked, and it was a lovely way to feel part of their special day. I spent time with …

Throwback Thursday: Autumnal Fabric!

Hampshire is an absolutely beautiful English county, home of the New Forest, and a lovely place to witness the wonder that is Autumn. The stress of searching for a new flat is certainly made easier surrounded by the golden shades of orange, russet and brown. Nature has always been the primary source of inspiration for textile design, and so it is …