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!
Well, one tunic at least. I [almost] highly recommend this pattern: Simplicity 1008. It goes together beautifully, and the finish is fabulous. The instructions..hmm…well… The pattern makes two variations on the dress/tunic, and a rather cute bubble cape, which may feature here eventually. I think that Simplicity were trying to keep the instructions sheets to … Continue reading Tiptoe through the tunics…
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
Geddit? Geddit? Oh please yourselves… Actually, it was really, really good. We’re still celebrating out anniversary, with a lovely weekend away in the Brecon Beacons. [Wales, for those not in the UK]. A few weeks ago, we made some new steampunk friends, and went dinosaur hunting, which was my birthday treat. They invited us back, … Continue reading Brecon Bad
I really have been irked, that, after looking forward to my summer sewing time, I’ve spent most of it asleep or messing about on FaceBook! Enough is enough, I thought yesterday, and in my true-to-form style of sudden great bursts of procudctivity, spurred on by ‘I want to wear it this weekend-itis’, I set to. … Continue reading Now that’s more like it…
It’s our 3rd wedding anniversary today, so we nipped out for a lovely lunch at Loch Fyne. We dressed up a bit in honour of the occasion, and the missus donned a beautifully co-ordinating outfit comprising a chocolate silk-satin shirt [which used to be mine but I am tooo fat now] teamed with the Thai … Continue reading Thai bride..er..wife
Blimey. Three visits to the rag market + Fancy Silk Store + Barry’s in 8 days. That’s a lot of fabric, and a lot of walking! I was restrained this time, but enabled the lovely Katja to buy one helluva lot of goodies [her shopping trolley was full before we were halfway round the markets … Continue reading Rag Week