I do love me some reality TV... not the really mind numbing stuff (BB!) but the model/fashion stuff. Monday nights are all about watching Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model for me. This week there was an awesome new addition to Sky Living's schedule with the new Styled to Rock.

I have to be honest and say I generally have mixed feelings about Rihanna, who hosts the show, but regardless it is pretty entertaining. Some wonderfully eccentric British designers, great challenges and the usual reality drama.

So how cool to see one of the judges (and stylist to Rihanna) Lysa Cooper wearing this gorgeous and very quilt inspired top:

almost want to make myself some patchwork clothes... if only I was a cool American stylist and could pull it off!!

I also found amazing inspiration in this embroidery book my mum gave me:

It was published 1972-1984 and boy can you tell!! Check out these beauties:

smocked sleeves? yes please!

frolicking in the garden dresses!

who doesn't want a monogrammed scarf?!

just cool

I am rather tempted to make this awesome retro cushion though and there's other great projects:

Tell me how can I resist making this stunning waistcoat for my husband??!!!

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