The Art of Dressing


I decided I deserved a treat after completing my coat, and having got down a blog reading rabbit hole I discovered this book recommendation at a new blog to me – The Craft of Clothes .

This was found via that fount of all sorts of wonderful things dressmaking/craft related – Sue  the Fadanista. She has been pattern testing some of Liz Haywoods (for this is who writes the blog) zero waste patterns.

These intrigued me, and I have more ordered her soon to be released book from Amazon. While I was there I also found this book on the marketplace for £8 and couldn’t resist. I have to say that I wasn’t able to get it from the library or I would have ordered it from them.

I spent a wonderful afternoon leafing my way through this book. It has plenty of text but truthfully it’s the sort of book that you can enjoy simply by enjoying the photographs. The ladies featured are all incredibly individual (think Iris Apfel) and whilst I admire the style enormously there’s no way I could carry it off.

I’d you have a book token going begging, or are fortunate enough to have a library carrying a copy of this book, I think you could spend some time enjoying this.

Oh by the way, if I ever need a change of name I really fancy being Tziporah. Who wouldn’t after being Kim?

20 Comments on “The Art of Dressing”

  1. I had to look up ‘Tziporah’…she was originally a ‘Kate’ if that helps lol. I think you could carry off this arty dressing, just clash the hell out of everything and get it on t’internet lol Instant style icon!

    • Kim says:

      Don’t encourage me! The Management will be after your hide 😂. (Actually, I quite fancy a try…..)
      I did see that she had used Lynn while she was at school in NY but Tziporah still appeals 😁

  2. Now I need to go to the library tomorrow!

  3. Liz Haywood says:

    Glad you liked this book too! Tziporah’s on instagram as @tziporahsalamon, if you need a further injection of fabulous textiles.
    Thanks for ordering Zero Waste Sewing – I hope you enjoy it.

  4. tialys says:

    Tziporah is definitely a glamorous moniker but imagine the time you’d have to spend spelling it out for people.

  5. CJ says:

    LOVE it! I think i wold LOVE that book… I have been told I have a ‘different’ dress style… well that’s when Im not in leggings and a sweatshirt *lol*

  6. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Well, I got enthused about Liz Hayward’s new book and the patterns included. Zero waste is something I’ve done upon rare occasions, encouraged briefly by momsy’s directions for making a robe from an old bath towel aaages ago. That book sounds fascinating to me and I enjoyed going down that rabbit hole after reading your post!

  7. Fadanista says:

    I just need to say that Kim is better than Sue, but perhaps Tziporah is best of all! Thanks for the mention Kim, and I’m glad you are enjoying Liz’s blog and hope you’ll love the book. I can certainly recommend the bathrobe and the wrap skirt (although I’ve only made that from newspaper!), and there’s a very cute playsuit too.

    • Kim says:

      I’m looking forward to its arrival -although I already have a list of projects to be worked through. I confess I could be fairly easily blown off course 😂

  8. mrsmole says:

    Always great to find such a thick book for such a great price!!!! My great aunt married a Greek man whose last name was unpronounceable starting with a “T” and she finally had to have it changed, dropping the “T” and pronouncing it “Chapralis” for a simpler shorter version. Exotic isn’t always better…I like Kim!

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