Decisions decisions… I’ve been dithering, and distracted by work stress [nothing new there], but had a moment of revelation, which is igniting the sew-jo at last! The pattern which is calling to me the loudest seems to be the Edwardian lady’s sporting costume, #110 form Laughing Moon. When I knocked together my planning last week, … Continue reading Waxing Hysterical
But I love ’em! Truly Victorian Edwardian Combinations, made from a couple of remnants of lawn/batiste/something or other. I had to be quite creative to eke these out, and there’s a bit of piecing on the front straps, disguised with some lace, and more piecing on the backs of the legs, where I also changed … Continue reading Not very rom, these Coms
Term has started, work is very tiring [of course] and I look forward to sewing in the evenings. Unfortunately, despite gorgeous stash goodies singing siren songs, and new patterns arriving at frequent intervals, I can’t seem to get it together. I did a bit of sewing on my Edwardian combinations last night, and all went … Continue reading Sew-jo, Sew-jo, where’ve you buggered off to?
From Wikipedia: “The Lunar Society of Birmingham was a dinner club and informal learned society of prominent figures in the Midlands Enlightenment, including industrialists, natural philosophers and intellectuals, who met regularly between 1765 and 1813 inBirmingham, England. At first called the Lunar Circle, “Lunar Society” became the formal name by 1775. The name arose because … Continue reading Birmingham’s Lunarticks [sic]
Following a couple of questions about the construction of my sorta-6Nap skirt, I’m just going to go over it here, as previously blogged, but all together. Hopefully it will make some sense! First I made the waistband and yoke from a stretch remnant, judging the shape of the points just by eye, sticking masking tape … Continue reading Caught Napping
Right. Asylum out of the way, and booked for next year. Steampunks in Space booked for November [more on that later]. 6Nap done and dusted. Now what? Well, today Dawn collected my new babies: #1 is a 1950 Singer Featherweight 221k She’s in pretty good nick, but needs a little TLC on her electricals, plus a … Continue reading New babies, and plans
It’s such hard work getting your other half to take pics isn’t it? There’s always something more urgent, like motorbike races, Kung Fu Panda, or a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. Anyway, here we are, 6 Napoleon in two forms: #1 Work casual The skirt with a hastily hem-tweaked RTW T shirt. I wore it … Continue reading 6Nap and Next Up