147 Femme Dandy

Who’s your dandy?

I’m pulling my Capsule Wardrobe inspiration together using the StyleBook app.

The Toast trousers I like are here and here. (Love the way the front dart is hidden by the style line of the pocket on the latter. So good.)

I’m learning to draft trousers with help from Clothing Patterns 101 and Making Trousers for Men and Women, by David Page Coffin

New (to me) sewists and stylistas on Insta:


Spring knitwear plans include:

St Catherine’s. Immediately. In blue and white, for Spring, then…
A Grærup vest over a crisp white blouse, as a transitional piece, and finally…
A Dekla-inspired raglan in Shibui Linen is an obvious choice for a British summer.

Music in this podcast:


I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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Copy and paste the URL into the media player you use, and all will be well. I promise.

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  1. 3.27.21
    Julie said:

    By the way, I just want to say – I like your friend Felix! Thx for the recommendation for her bullet journal course.

  2. 6.18.21
    Sam said:

    O.k., you have literally just described my body. I will be following your progress on the trousers. 🙂

  3. 12.16.21
    Marge Colletta said:

    Hi, So glad you’re back! My question is, do you have a link for the Sherman toe you have mentioned? Thanks!