Undie-veloped Undie-cided Undies. Yep, it was lingerie week [horribly mispronounced throughout the show by everyone except Edna Mode- I love her, it’s official]. IT’S NOT lahn-jer-AY people, it’s lahn-jer-EEEEEEEEEEEEE! And breathe. [As annoying as everyone mispronouncing ‘toile’ lol.] Anyway. The usual nonsense ensued. They had to follow a pattern make a stretch bra [or bralet … Continue reading Sewing Bee #3:Undie-whelmed
CoBloWriMo Day 5: “Write about a favorite project you’ve done in the past.” McCall’s 4378, my wife’s wedding dress. She’s not the type to wear a dress, and when she said she would like something like Eowyn’s dress in LOTR I was amazed…and quickly googled and found a pattern before she could change her mind! After … Continue reading My elf queen
Edited to fit with the latest prompt for CoBloWriMo Day 4: ” Write about a recent event you’ve been to or trip you’ve taken.” Oh my aching toeses! Home again after the second Rag Market trip this week. I was going to be soooo good, I only wanted some ivory ribbon for my armistice blouse. … Continue reading Rag Week , Part 2
CoBloWriMo (Costume Blog Writing Month) Day 3, prompt 3: “Write about a new technique that you have learned recently or would like to learn” I made my first corset, following ‘instructions’ from the corset bible, ‘Corsets and Crinolines.’ It was OK, wearable-ish, but didn’t fit me well. I also couldn’t afford proper gubbins back then, … Continue reading Boning up [again]
I just read one of those viral posts on FaceBook [yes, I do spend a lot of time on there, shaddup] It was written by a young woman who’d not been able to fit into size 10 shorts at her favourite retailers, assumed she’d got fat, then compared them with a pair of size four … Continue reading Sizing things up.
CoBloWriMo (Costume Blog Writing Month) Day 2, prompt 2. “Write about five things that make you happy” At risk of repeating myself here, but, why not? Working to these ‘rules’ set by other people is doing me good! My wonderful missus, and making clothes for her which show off just how lovely she is. 2. … Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful
Just made the missus another shirt, McCall’s 6076 again, but this time using the princess seams that finish at the shoulder. It’s in the clock fabric we got from Barry’s a few weeks ago, metallic finish buttons from the rag market. French seams throughout the body and sleeves, armscye bound with some khaki green … Continue reading Feeling shirty
Aaargh! I came equal first in the Stitchers’ Guild SWAP 2016! I’ve never won anything before, and need to blow my trumpet HARD! Thanks to anyone who voted, and if you want another look at all the pics, they’re here on IMGUR.. squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Continue reading Breaking News…
Traipsing around on FaceBook recently, as I do, I joined a group unpronouncably named CoBloWriMo (Costume Blog Writing Month), which aims to kick members into blogging by giving daily prompts throughout June. We’re not required to blog every day, or to use all the prompts, just to use the ones which we want. Nice and easy … Continue reading Why won’t you [un-]Dye?