It’s been about 10 days since I travelled back from Glasgow. I’ve been living in Chelsea, in the beautiful West end of London. The last week and a half has been a lot of flat hunting, job searches and planning out my next steps. London is in constant movement, something I appreciate and can’t wait to be a part of.
In addition to the hunt, I did some exploring… from visiting a gal pal at Google to wandering yet another cemetery. Pictures and descriptions below!
Saturday, I started a 5 week course on Bespoke Tailoring at the London School of Fashion. It’s taught by a master tailor that currently works on Savile Row. Within one class I already feel I’ve learned a lot: where to add inlays to ensure enough fabric for garment fitting/alterations, mark stitching, basting to ensure pattern match, cutting and hand stitching padding. So far I like the pace of the classes. No sitting around/constant progression. I’m excited to take all this new knowledge and apply it to the skills I already have.
On that note, I’m working on my cover letter to hopefully work my way into some form of apprenticeship. Job hunting is a slow go in London and I’m hoping that it won’t be long before I’m scooped up and busy as a bee.
Luckily I do have one thing sorted. I’ll be moving to the lovely Royal Borough of Greenwich as of Thursday. I have a feeling I’m going to spend a lot of time in the sprawling park and hitting up the weekend market. Let the London life begin!