It’s that time again! Actually it’s late, I’m usually on the ball with this [for the last 3 years anyway] and get started straight after Xmas. My reduced mojo this year meant that I forgot, but to my delight, the rules for this year are BANG ON for the way I like to sew- all … Continue reading Proud as a Peacock- SWAP 2019
Well, it’s been a while, but the sewing gods demanded more of me yesterday than just spending an hour re-threading the overlocker five times, and went for the blood sacrifice. I was getting on with the coat [collar’s on, skirts are joined to bodices, hole in lining mended …shhhh….] and the end is in sight. … Continue reading Interlude and blood sacrifice…
Oh boy this simple coat is taking longer than I’d hoped. Admittedly this is because I’m no longer shutting myself away in my sewing space every single day. This is both good and bad of course- I’m not doing it because I’m less stressed and don’t need the therapy, but I do wish I was … Continue reading Stops and starts: Cashmere coat #4
To my amazement, typing Nina & Maisie into Google gets quite a lot of results: Nina and Maisie are apparently, ‘The Fringe Sisters’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022t8ls/p022t82w Also, apparently there’s a Nina from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ joining Maisie Williams [Arya in GoT of course] for some new thing. Meh. Anyway, NOT the Nina and Maisie I’m on about. … Continue reading Nina & Maisie
Almost the last 2018 make, I just remembered one more! Vogue 9254, Marcy Tilton dress. Teal ponte and multi-stripe ponte What a strange pattern! I like the cover image, and the line drawing is the usual vagueness expected from Tilton asymmetry and drapiness, so it intrigued me fo some time before I caved and bought … Continue reading Starring Stripes
Last but one of my 2018 makes… Simplicity 8177 Mimi G wardrobe pattern [again], a second version of the long coat, this time in purple ponte, sleeveless [because I didn’t have enough lol] I also had to piece the front facing and generally fussy cut this one. Minimal fabric waste makes me happy! 50-50 sewn … Continue reading Mimi Mi Mimi Mi!
Part 2: patterns, plans and ‘hits’ I’ve made multiple garments from several patterns, which I don’t normally do, maybe I have finally found my style? I’ve made 14 garments from 9 Vogue patterns [4 are on the previous Fail list though] 16 from 10 Style Arc patterns, with 2 fails. I also salvaged the two … Continue reading Summation part 2