Showing posts from June, 2011


I was recently contacted by Local Secrets roving reporter Alice, who asked me all sorts of intriguing questions about weddings, design, inspiration and so on. If you're interested in my answers, you can have a look here, or just browse the site for things to see and do in the locality.

Busman's holiday

I'm not altogether sure what that phrase really means, but I think it means that if you are a bus driver, you don't get much of a holiday because you'll be driving people (and yourself) around, while on said holiday...?

I often get asked if I make my own clothes, and usually disappoint by wistfully shaking my head and saying no. I just don't seem to have the time, and as I make more complicated outfits for a living, the idea of making my own clothes seems like less of a hobby and more like more work. Like a 'bus-woman's holiday'! But still, I do plan the clothes I'd like to make for myself (a personal capsule collection appears each year in my sketchbook) but invariably doesn't get made.

This is daft really, because one of my major gripes and one of the reasons why made to measure and bespoke clothes appeal so much to me, is that I can't find clothes to fit! Or, clothes that I want to wear - where is a simple garment when you need one??


Des Dev

Sketchbook stuff.

Or some design development.

Stuff I'm thinking about.
For future use perhaps.

Maybe not red - who knows?