Oops! A Daisy…

…’Daisy’ designer tunic from Style Arc.  This took about 4 1/2 hours to sew up, but then I did a fair bit of hand basting, understitching etc.  It could be done in less [and will be, as I will be making more.] The fabric is a ‘soft willow green’ cotton/cupro blend, in ‘monk’s weave’, from … Continue reading Oops! A Daisy…

More spring greens!

Butterick 6287 again.  No major changes, still size large, but with shortened sleeves, and a narrow aded neckband.  Two of the fabrics here are quite flimsy, and a turned neckline would be out of shape in a split second. The green stripe and green leaf print are quite thin and drapey knits, maybe cotton, maybe … Continue reading More spring greens!

Mizono in action: V1312 again

After the striped shirtwaist debacle, I wanted a quick fix.  I had already earmarked this lovely stretch cotton brocade, overprinted with huge splashy green roses, [The Textile Centre] for another V1312, and just rummaged in the black-and-white crate for some knit remnant to make the top. Voila! Conveniently, this ticks the boxes for a couple … Continue reading Mizono in action: V1312 again

Dress Like Your Grandma?

Would you? This is a new challenge hosted by Tanya of the ‘Mrs Hughes’ blog The idea is simply to recreate a vintage garment, inspired by an old family photo, or if one doesn’t exist, ANY old photo that tickles your fancy. Both my parents’ mothers died before I was born, and very few photos … Continue reading Dress Like Your Grandma?