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

Issey or issey not?

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?


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?

Cutting remarks

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

And sew on

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

Toof luck

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

Whatever Next?

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?