Real Borodinsky bread is extraordinarily time consuming to make! This is a simpler bread recipe with a nod to the taste of the real thing and with added seeds.
These adaptations need to be done on a pattern with no seam allowances. All measurements are in centimetres (cm). In the diagrams, the green lines are the original pattern lines,… [Continue Reading]
Once again I’m following the book “Dress With Taste” by Voevodina V.D. and Dubinina R.B. All measurements are in Centimetres, and width measurements are divided in half. The book suggests… [Continue Reading]
Why recreate a vintage hat? Firstly it felt very fragile to handle. Secondly, there was a rip in the lining, which would have been an easy repair, however through the… [Continue Reading]
My Russian grandmother has given me a few sewing books that she used when she was in her 20s to teach herself how to sew.
How I started I have been used to making dresses in a pattern size 12 (B 87, W 67, H 92 cm) – according to my bust measurement + garment… [Continue Reading]
A traditional French cake, reminiscent of British summer strawberries and cream.
A recipe by my friend’s mum from Moscow.
Quick to make party food.
This recipe is from the book “Useful Tips For The Young Worker” published in the USSR in 1959.