Making plans…

Left in the Box-of-Abandonment [Not yet consigned to the Crate of Shame, but who knows what will trasnpire?]… The Bombshell swimsuit which is ALMOST good but needs tweaking.  But who needs a swimsuit in November?  Not this Fairy. Style Arc Daisy trousers in black linen:  too wide, weird pockets.  the fabric is worth saving though, … Continue reading Making plans…

Oh Sienna!

Style Arc ‘Sienna’ waterfall front jacket in jade green tropical wool from The Italian Textile Company This wool was supposed to be made up into that Okistyle jacket, but it wasn’t meant to be…the fabric is absolutely gorgeous, slightly two tone and you’d never believe that it’s wool, it feels smooth and silky and cool … Continue reading Oh Sienna!

Feeling Waspish?

Remember that Dogstar dress?  The ‘Six Napoleon Challenge’? Remember when half a dozen sewing bloggers [me included] had  ago at making our own takes on that fabulous garment? I wear the skirt A LOT.  The wonky t shirt got binned, the steampunk top was more of a giggle, but I love wearing all that silk…it … Continue reading Feeling Waspish?

Slowly but surely…

…I’m regaining energy and mojo for sewing.  The new job is going very well- as exhausting and time-greedy as I expected, but I’m finding my feet quickly, the kids are fine, and staff are a real team, which is amazing. I’m wearing my return-to-work wardrobe, which mixes and matches to great effect, and I get … Continue reading Slowly but surely…