A touch of class…

No, not that… …my sewing club returns for a new start! Last year, I gauged enthusiasm for a sewing club at my new school, and found staff and students alike were quite enthusiastic.  I eventually trialled it as a once-a-week lunch club, and it ran successfully for the rest of the year, numbers fluctuating from … Continue reading A touch of class…

Da Bomb

…or maybe not lol Bombshell swimsuit, Closet Case Files, in bright blue swimwear lycra, powermesh lining. I attempted a swimsuit a while back, the ‘Alison’ as I recall, which was getting great reviews…but it was HORRIBLE.  So bad I never finished it, and was greatly relieved that the fabric was one of my rare online … Continue reading Da Bomb

Totally Shellfish: Panto #3

Crab and lobster headpieces from Wintercroft  Downloaded, printed onto paper, glued to card, scored, cut out, and assembled with PVA. Time consuming, fiddly, amazing FUN.  I find these so wonderful to make, I can’t wait to find an excuse for more… Allow PLENTY of time!  These don’t have much in the way of instructions, apart … Continue reading Totally Shellfish: Panto #3

Bustling About: Panto #2

Truly Victorian TV163 ‘Imperial Tournure’ or lobstertail bustle, and pocket hoops aka paniers [one ‘n’ only]  from the sewalong on ‘The Dreamstress’ blog I’ve made a couple of the lobster tails of course, and made some pocket hoops years ago, can’t quite remember why, but on that occasion I used the guidelines in ‘Corsets and … Continue reading Bustling About: Panto #2

Border Post

Gorgeous butterfly and flower border print jersey [Frumble?  Fabric Godmother?  One of those] V1552 Sandra Betzina dress, this time with no sleeves and scoop neck. The dress went together very easily, just two pattern pieces, plus bindings for neck and armhole.  However, the wiiiiiddddeee pattern pieces didn’t quite fit on my yardage, so I pieced … Continue reading Border Post