Wife of wives…

…which is how Lalume, played by Dolores Grey, is introduced in ‘Kismet’ [1955]. Phoo-er,  I love that film [as I may have mentioned before], and its fabulously luscious old-Hollywood costumes.  We walked down the ‘aisle’ to the wonderful ‘Night of my Nights’. Years later, I went to see a stage production, and was ITCHING to … Continue reading Wife of wives…

AAArrrrggghhh!

I was so determined to finish this bloody silk bodice today.  It’s been sitting there, part done, for so ruddy long, making me feel guilty.  I just spent the best part of an hour carefully clipping, trimming and pressing all the ruddy princess seams in the silk, and in the coutil lining.  I’m all hot … Continue reading AAArrrrggghhh!

Tipping the Scales

Inspiration struck. On the sewing table:  the Game of Thrones inspired tunic for dawn, a grey/white steamm powered shirt, and a sleeveless clock print tunic.  All good fun.  So I decided to start on the ‘simplest’, the GoT tunic.  It’s this pattern In these fabrics  This morning, I came over all creative [oh dear].  For … Continue reading Tipping the Scales