Blimey. Well that was an interesting sew. I knew it was going to be very technical, so for once I was a good Fairy and put tailor tacks on all the dots and squares. MILLIONS of them. I stay stitched as instricted, basted even more than instructed, and so on and so forth. Partway through … Continue reading Me-oh-Miyake
I’ve made a start on this, and I’m already irritated. The main piece is a huge rectangle, going from back hem to front hem. You start by stay stitching round a dirty great slash, then making ridiculously narrow binding to go all round it. Why so narrow? No idea. The contiouous strip is only an … Continue reading Issey or issey not?
Look what I found in Googleland- Remind you of anything? Of course, the more mature model is FAR more attractive. Ahem. Continue reading Well I never!
I intended to do a lot of sewing today, then realised I had to hit a marking deadline- I mark A level papers every year, and as it’s now all online, I have to do some online ‘familiarisation’ marking first. It takes ages. So I didn’t actually start my sewing until 5 o’clock. But, this … Continue reading Fancypants?
I’ve just had a cutting out marathon. I love cutting fabric, especially with my uber shears, and having a whole heap waiting to start sewing makes me very happy indeed! This is what I produced: Two pairs of Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo trousers, in the newly-arrived blue leopard and pale blue stretch twill. Two … Continue reading Cutting remarks
Yay! I allow myself a teeny splurge most pay days [yeah right] and my latest goodies just arrived. Blue/black leopard print, stretch heavy cotton. This NEEDS to be a pair of Style Arc Flat-Bottom Flo trousers. The wife also fancies snagging any remnants as contrast inserts on something for her… Pale blue heavy cotton twill, … Continue reading And sew on
Ew. 4 weeks after having a tooth extracted, and my gums just gave birth to 2 chunks of tooth/bone. NOBODY TOLD ME TO EXPECT THIS! Mr Google tells me these are ‘sequestra’ and not to worry. All very well for YOU to say, googly old pal, but hearing a clank when you spit after cleaning … Continue reading Toof luck
No pledge, no pics, no daily/weekly roundups…I bet you’re relieved! I’ve posted my May-Makes, and that will do I think. I wear clothes that I’ve made pretty much every single day now, the only exceptions being lazy weekends when I stay in my jammies like a slug. [Yes, slugs do wear jammies, keep up children] … Continue reading Me-Made May and every day,,,
We’re having friends over later, and although we’ve seen each other a few times [Scott does our hair- gratuitous wedding pic time!], we haven’t had a really good, proper grown up evening in and a feast in forever. So I’m doing the job properly! Unfortunately this means I have to move all my sewing stuff … Continue reading That’s Entertainment!
The roses/poppies shirt is done, and waiting for its snaps. [A little aside- I’d put a pic on Facebook, and commented that I liked the fact it made me look like I’ve been paintballing. A young friend said ‘more like the victim of a zombie mauling’. *sigh*] The red asymmetric top was worn all day … Continue reading Whatever Next?