Strong and Happy

I love this photo by Ruth Dick. 40 years ago… When I first made the pattern for a high collar shirt I didn’t know about the rules. All I really knew was that I wanted a shirt for women that would allow them to go without a jacket in a meeting and still feel confident, to wear a shirt with …

Hopes and dreams.

Hopes and Dreams

I’m pretty excited about the ‘Hopes and Dreams’ Afternoon Gala Fundraiser – first in a long time and we finally get to contribute to our wonderful hospital. Many thanks to Sonia at E.R.Fisher for agreeing to show her wonderful men’s clothing, and Philip Craig for this most perfect invitation image. I would love to see my friends come out and …

luggage

Packing for a trip.

This is how to pack for a two week trip. Fold your garments into rectangles and stand them up in your suitcase. This makes finding garments easy as you travel from place to place.

Silent Partners

For years, I never really quite caught on to the comments about Paddye Mann’s naked ladies…….. And then I moved into the building across the back garden from my studio and shop!!! There they are, all lined up and ready for me to begin the next day’s work. I’ve been using these dress forms for over 30 years and they’ve …

Unposed

When I saw Robin Andrew’s (UnPosed Photography) photography I was completely taken by the clean images infused with imaginative good humour. Clothing is a language for me and I wanted the images of my work to communicate joy and well-being – my own version of classic with a twist. We had a lot of fun making these images and the …