Tailor Training Week #4

Three weeks till half term/ assessment week! (Already?!?!) Time is flying and I keep thinking back to the first day when I tried to use my thimble to baste for the first time. At garment construction we’ve been trying out flat felled seams (the ones you get on the sides of your jeans) and french […]

Tailor Training Week #3

It’s been a hectic week, on Tuesday I helped out at the F.A.D Fashion Futures Show at Fashion Scout. Every morning this week I have been speaking in assemblies at my former secondary school/sixth form about what it is like to go on a different path from the straight university route. I think I’ll do […]

Tailor Training Week #1

I’m going to try and cover my weekly progress whilst I’m on the Bespoke Tailoring Pre-Apprenticeship course over at my local college. I was going to do it on a daily basis from Wednesday to Friday but I’m lazy and also I haven’t got the time to type, I have to get used to using […]

Prom!

Here, have an image heavy diary of my prom experience~ For my face I used Revlon’s Nearly Naked foundation in Natural Beige, Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Éclat in Shade 3, Sephora’s studio make up eyeshadows, L’Oreal’s Miss Manga Mascara and Bourjois Velvet Rogue in Personne ne rouge. My dress is from Zara, Shoes and Necklace […]

Recent Reads #2: The Exam Cram Edition

As an A2 Lit Student, I’ve never read so much pessimism on love until now. It seems that no character in literature is ever happy in their relationships so here’s some really short summaries of all the depressing lovey dovey stuff I’ve been reading recently for my upcoming AS and A2 English Lit exams. Ethan […]

No Mum, I did not buy it. I made it myself.

 I finally finished constructing my final piece for Textiles coursework~ My piece is inspired by the Art Deco motifs found in the first Bioshock game. I created a jumpsuit specifically for petite women, because hellooo, I want to wear it~ As you can see we have a mesh yoke going on finished with bias binding, […]

Recent Reads #1

I say this every year that my new resolution is to read a lot more, and for once, I’ve been keeping to it whilst keeping up with school work. I guess my love for reading has been rekindled, I’ve never read as much as I have since I was eleven and that was the time […]

A2 Textiles: An Update.

It’s been a pretty productive week at the Textiles HQ in my college. A lot of the garments are near completion and for once, I’m optimistic that we will actually make the deadline, unlike last year’s hectic turn of events in which most garments we made will never see the light of day ever again. […]