Tag Archives : Corduroy

New project! Corduroy trousers!

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Reading Time: 6 minutesWell, I put the question of what my next project should be to the Internet, and the Internet responded. With a convincing voice the answer was “Thee shall go forth and attempt to create trousers from corduroy fabric!”. Sounds a little dramatic, but right now it also feels as like it. I’ve never made trousers before and to be honest,…

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Paladrin – Workwear made by London

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Reading Time: 5 minutesThink of huge clothing companies, you know, the like of H&M and Zara. They make billions of garments, employ thousands of people, make whopping amounts of money and have their product made in faceless factories wherever will make it cheapest. Then move your thoughts right down to the other end of the scale. Consider what it’s like if a company…

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New project: Corduroy waistcoat, in royal blue!

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Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s been a while now since I last got down to some serious sewing. I did the tweed jacket upcycle in the Autumn, but that was only a little hand-stitching. Since then I bought a new sewing machine, and to be honest it’s been sitting there, silent, taunting me, willing me to just get down to it. So, with a…

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Waistcoat Wednesday: Nigel Cabourn Farm Vest

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Reading Time: 6 minutesThis weeks review for Waistcoat Wednesday will be just a little bit different to the usual format, as I will weave in a guest voice in the guise of WDG. She has much experience as a seamstress and gives me valuable insight into fabric choices and construction. As will become clear, this week our differing opinions almost ended in fisticuffs!…

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Shop visit: The Army Gym, Nigel Cabourn in London

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Reading Time: 3 minutesVisiting London at this time of year can be an immensely stressful experience. It’s likely to be warm, and it’s absolutely certain to be totally full of people. For this visit I wanted to keep is simple and I had almost nothing planned apart from a very short list of places I wanted to stop by. One of these was the Army…

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Style: A few tips for the Autumn/Winter season Part 3

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Reading Time: 9 minutesWelcome back to part three of my tips for what to wear this Autumn. If you haven’t already read part one, covering head and shoulders, and part two, which was all about the upper body, you might like to read them before continuing. General and above the shoulders  Upper body wear Legs and feet (this post) Or maybe a new backpack?   At…

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