Hubert de Givenchy


RIP Hubert de Givenchy, the great French couturier who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and most famously Audrey Hepburn, in a little black dress, in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” died on Saturday at his home outside Paris. He was 91.

Here is a link to The New York Times tribute to the great man.  

He designed the Bettina blouse named after his muse, the model Bettina Graziani and as statement sleaves are en vogue at the moment I thought I would try to make a version as a tribute.  Watch this space!

Bettina Blouse


Thread in the Sticks

I like to use Gütermann Thread and I’m sure the great quality of this product has kept my machines in good working order over the years.  As the last stockist near to my home in the UK moved recently I was scratching my head as to how I was going match thread to my fabric online.  I did a quick search for a colour chart and found one online at Sew Essential.  I would love one for the silk thread too but at the moment I can’t source one.

I’m planning to go through my stash and note the matching thread for each one, that way I can order them all at once and save on postage.


Mary, Mary

Miu Miu

I’m sitting here on the sofa, nursing a cold after a few mad days travelling from Singapore and then a flying trip to London in some of the worst weather the UK has seen for years.  Good excuse to surf the net and get inspired.  This cute 1940’s inspired dress from Miu Miu caught my on My Theresa at the same time as The Fabric Godmother posted this fabric.  It’s based on the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary. Continue reading “Mary, Mary”