Tease for…Toile

Get it?  Get it?  Oh, I’ll get me coat. Just in case you thought I’d fallen off the face of the earth- I’m hanging on by my finger nails, but still here.  And yesterday, I did the first fitting of this year’s wedding dress project.  I will not be blogging about this until July, for … Continue reading Tease for…Toile

Two-Lani Traffic

Style Arc Lani tunic x 2 Both pieced, may or not make it into the SWAP collection.  Why?  Well, I’m making more than the required 11 items, for one thing, but also because I’m having trouble deciding what to count as my ‘print’ or ‘prints’.  I have my 2 neutrals, black and grey [and these … Continue reading Two-Lani Traffic


Yes well. I looked at the layout on the pattern- the zip at the back, which I didn’t want to include, goes off at an angle.  I decided to give it a go, so used wonder tape to layout the way I wanted it to sit, then found a long strip of silk and made … Continue reading Sub-Dued…

I’m On a Sub-Mission

A week of thinking, reading your suggestions and comments, and seething a bit. My measurements are correct My calculations are correct I followed the pattern instructions [such as they are] The pattern instructions even confirm that, whichever method you use [separate front and back, or tube method] the bottom width of the dress is about … Continue reading I’m On a Sub-Mission

Sub-par Subtraction

Short [fairly short] bulletin.  OK, rant. It’s not getting any better!  After much fiddle faddle, I unpicked two of the circles and unflipped the bits that had got twisted.  But to no avail.  I cannot for the life of me work out how to get into the thing!  In the videos, Mr Roberts does mention … Continue reading Sub-par Subtraction

Up the Cut

What’s she on about now? Preparing to cut out took longer than expected!  On the cutting table, two more Style Arc Lani tunics.  Now, the first one turned out nicely, but I dodged the FBA bullet by making the fronts out of jersey…and there’s still a little evidence that an FBA would have helped [I … Continue reading Up the Cut