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April 29, 2018

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Hi, I'm Caroline. Welcome to my blog about things that inspire and excite me on the fashion and sewing front. I hope you come across something that adds a little spark or sparkle to your day. Thank you for stopping by.

May 5, 2020

Whether this 2020 lockdown has you living in a small a selection of day pyjamas and night pyjamas, or you actually manage a Formal Friday every now and then, one thing’s for sure: These are the strangest of sartorial times. 

Don’t despair. Somewhere between the all the...

May 5, 2020

If you’ve ever marvelled at the exquisite embroidery and beadwork on a couture gown, chances are you can credit the late François Lesage, a French couture embroiderer, or one of the students of his craft.

The maestro passed away in 2001, but today, his legacy is being p...

February 1, 2019

Much has been said over the years about famous ladies and their style. Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, Diane von Furstenburg, and, of course, a bevy of more modern beauties have all captivated the public imagination, and secured an impressive fashion follo...

January 23, 2019

Coastal summers, tropical cruises and beach holidays call for loose-fitting, airy, linen dresses, comfortable mules and the perfect wide-brimmed hat. 

But why not add a little fun with something a bit more colourful? Perhaps an Italian silk shift dress that can be...

September 3, 2018

As many of you know, I'm no quilter. But, every so often, I cautiously wade into that particular pond and try to make a special little something for a special little child.

This time the object of my experimentation was my adorable niece, Chanel, who lives in Austr...

August 13, 2018

On a recent trip to London, an article by Lorraine Candy, editor-in-chief at the Sunday Times Style magazine, caught my eye.

 (Sunday Times Style Magazine | London, UK | 22 July 2018)

The article discussed the glory of beautiful bespoke clothes, and touched on the philos...

June 18, 2018

Coco Chanel, the designer behind her eponymous Chanel label, was born in France in 1883, and opened her first clothes shop in 1910. Her trademark suits with the classic cardigan style jacket are still popular today.

If you’d like to try your hand at making one of these...

April 29, 2018

Not just for prima ballerinas, the tulle skirt in all its iterations has appeared in the wardrobe repertoire of fashion girls of all ages and persuasions.

Carrie wore hers on the streets of NYC, and Ivanka while out walking with her family in Washington DC. 

Casual or dr...

February 14, 2018

Classic, edgy, comfy or functional. How would you describe your favorite khaki camp jacket?

Select a style to accommodate your particular requirements, and this jacket will be one of the hardest-working items in your everyday wardrobe.

Would you wear yours as part of an...

February 12, 2018

Any list of women’s wardrobe essentials would be incomplete without the inclusion of a couple of shirts, particularly the classic white shirt.

The versatility of this item cannot be overstated. From casual wear, to the office, to evening wear, this is one piece that wil...

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