Late Bloomer

Part 2 of The Edwardian cycling outfit from  Laughing Moon #110.  I was originally planning to make the entire outfit in the African wax print, but pattern matching and fabric width defeated me.  I got this rather gorgeous quality black cotton sateen as a substitute, and used it for the collar on the jacket, to … Continue reading Late Bloomer

All tucked up…

Butterick 6026, black cotton sateen from eBay. One for the missus.  I cut this one out when I did my big cutting out weekend, and as it’s a new pattern, did a quick tissue fit first.  I was glad I did, as this seems to be super close fitting, and although shirts for the missus … Continue reading All tucked up…

A High Rooster…

…or cock-up.  Geddit?  Geddit?  Sigh.  I’ll get me coat… Flying high after finishing the AbFabR..oh you know, that thing, I decided to grab up an easy project on the sewing pile.  The easiest choice was the Indian-style tunic from Simplicity 4149.  A quick glance through the instructions, just in case a new and interesting method … Continue reading A High Rooster…

“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. “

From ‘Survivor’ by Chuck Palahniuk If you’re of a mathematical turn of mind, the image above is part of the Mandelbrot set, a set of complex numbers which can be plotted to produce amazing fractal images.  Yes, it does look like a space beetle… You’ll never guess what this post is all about.  Oh.  You did. … Continue reading “There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. “

AbFabFrickardian

I persuaded the missus to drive me into town to buy buttons.  A short jaunt, which involved many flights of stairs because the carpark was RAMMED! I chose some buttons, then some more buttons, then some buttons for the other thing, then some spare cover-it-yourself buttons.  YAY BUTTONS!  I also got a bag/purse frame, because … Continue reading AbFabFrickardian