Art of Africa

The African wax print cycling jacket is nearly done, so I thought I’d give you a couple of teaser pics and a progress report.  Proper pics over the weekend, once the buttons are on! The pattern is Laughing Moon #110, which is apparently a copy of an original 1890s pattern.  The back has two stitched … Continue reading Art of Africa

Quick and Simple

…Kwiksew and Simplicity, to be exact. I’ve just knocked up another Kwiksew 3658 in off-white rib knit from MyFabrics.  I didn’t have the fabric shortage this time, so the sleeves are full length.  It’s a nice fine knit, great for layering.  Nothing much to say, it’s almost entirely done on the overlocker bar the CF … Continue reading Quick and Simple

Owl Service

Anyone remember this from 1969? I love that book, although the TV series was a bit disappointing!  Anyway, why the reference to owls?  Because I just made a top from some cool ‘Hiding Owl’ fabric which I found on MyFabrics.  It was a payday indulgence, a bit of retail therapy which I justified [it’s a … Continue reading Owl Service

Cutting Remarks

Woohoo I got me some sew-jo!  I had a mad indulgent splurge last week [payday, can’t help myself] and ordered shedloads of patterns and fabrics.   They’ve been arriving all week, and I finally reached ignition point and got the itch again.  Just a little, but I have put in several hours of pattern prep … Continue reading Cutting Remarks