SO this is the first full week of my reduced working hours, and I’m already feeling better. Taking Wednesday off is very civilised in my opinion, although of course, sod’s law prevailed and I was awake at 2am because of various rheumatic/arthritic twinges. I decided to get up, take some paikillers, get a cuppa, and … Continue reading Sunday on a Wednesday!
Well after all that hoo-haw with the eyelets, she just tried it on again with the new braces and decided that it is finished, and needs no fastenings. Her word is law, so here it is! Save Continue reading Yee-haw! Frontier shirts #2
Truly Victorian Eton Jacket [TV#498] and ten-gore skirt [TV #E23] African wax cotton, embossed. Collar in red poly dupion, lined in red satin table runner [!] and black silk cotton. Sleeves interfaced and underlined in taffeta for oomph. Skirt hem faced in Mickey Mouse flannel with added horsehair braid. I ran up a quick extra … Continue reading Edwardian 10-gore skirt [& Eton jacket]#5: Outfit Completed
Stitchers’ Guild is up and running again, and I thought it time to sort out my plans for this year’s SWAP [Sewing With A Plan] It’s not as elaborate a plan as last year’s Steampunk one, so I’m not worried about running out of time, especially now I have reduced my working hours a bit … Continue reading WIFESWAP 2017, perfecting the plans
Folkwear ‘Frontier shirts’, #212 I’ve made this up three times before, mostly using stretch poplin of different types, including my rose/zombie attack one, and one piped in navy which has now been passed to Dawn as I expanded again. Both of those were from the option with a shaped yoke, and front fastening. This was … Continue reading Yes ma’am! Frontier shirts for Dawn #1
And here she is- a rainy garden, coffee-mug-clutching photo shoot. Simplicity 1732, Arkivestry coat. 100% lambswool in charcoal grey, trimmed with black peachskin, lined in posh paisley stuff. All sorts of tricksy little couture touches, and she’s a happy bunny indeed. Job’s a good ‘un. Continue reading Dawn’s Coat #12: Twirling in the garden!
This has been hanging around while I got on with Dawn’s coat, and it’s been really annoying me! Such a simple project, left dangling, literally. Recap- it’s a beautiful gored skirt, with a high, boned waistline. I’ve made it up in the red/black embossed African wax cotton, which is softer and more fluid than most … Continue reading Edwardian 10-gore skirt #4