shortened corduroy skirt, hand me down
Children, Crafts, Making stuff

Making stuff 6: upcycling a skirt

I'm ok with a sewing machine. I can manage if I need to and mine was a birthday present at some point in my early 20s. I'm not that confident and I ought to do more. I have a shirt dress and a dungaree dress that both need about 4 inches taking off them at… Continue reading Making stuff 6: upcycling a skirt

Children, Politics & Equality


Here's the thing about smart school uniform: it's unrealistic. I get that it's good to have a uniform, you don't want designer clothes highlighting differences in family circumstances, or getting ruined. But for primary school children, where has the drive for wearing ties come from? Particularly in primary school children and at the younger end… Continue reading Uniform