Style Arc ‘Winsome’ dress, in poppy-printed viscose, and a bit of grey stretch poplin that’s been in stash for years. No changes other than shortening by 2″, and not [so far] bothering to make buttonholes or add buttons. I’m unlikely to ever fasten the neckline, so may not bother at all…edit: I found it is … Continue reading Enough with the art teacher-chic…#2
…this is maths teacher chic! Vogue 1312, a Mizono design. I adore my four versions of V1410 and wear them all the time, so this one appealed straight away. I’m not sure why I took so long to buy it, but finally did. It’s fabric hungry of course, but Barry’s bargain table came to the … Continue reading Enough with the art teacher-chic…#1
I’m already bored with Sewing With A Plan…temporarily, I hope. So I diverted myself by sorting some of my lovely stash fabrics and patterns ready for the next monster cutting out session. I’ve even pre-washed some of the fabric! [That’s REAL procrastination for me] Here are the plans so far, split into ‘muggle’ clothes, and … Continue reading Plans and Market days
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