Vogue 1405 dress by Tracy Reese: “Pullover, lined dress has close-fitting, surplice front bodice, raised neckline extending into back collar, ruched midriff with stays, invisible back zipper, three-quarter length dolman sleeves, flared skirt and narrow hem. Purchased elastic, slides and rings for shoulder straps on bodice lining, and bias tape to finish zipper.” Blimey. Lots … Continue reading Reese ‘Un to be Cheerful
Style Arc ‘Taylor’, in an unusual asymmetrically striped blue/black/grey knit from who knows where. This could have been an eBay purchase, maybe from The Textile Centre, I don’t recall, but it’s been around for a while. I like the colours, then decided that it needs to be made up as an outfit as the blue … Continue reading Taylor-made.
Yes, two Style Arc ‘Annika’ tops. Both combine woven and knit fabrics. The purple knit remnant was from stash, the red is leftover from the V1405 dress I have ready to sew. The tie dye-look crepey woven stuff was from the bargain table at Barry’s, so must have been either £1 or £2/metre. I got … Continue reading Annika Annika
Style Arc ‘Issy’ knit top: “This knit top can be made long-sleeved or sleeveless. The clever neck drape gives this top a distinctive look, while the angled ruching at the side seam is flattering across the front. This fabulous design can be worn casually or dressed up.” Now this is an interesting make- very quick, … Continue reading Issy Fit
I’ve been cutting again! I’m always saying how much I love cutting out, and I do REALLY love it. While my sewing rate has been low this year, and I’ve completely run out of oomph on the SWAP entry, I’ve still been buying fabric, and still been thinking and making plans. Yesterday I started cutting … Continue reading Cut to the Bone
All done! Reminder, Truly Victorian shirtwaist #494 and ten-gore skirt, #E23. Fabric is African wax-print cotton, embossed and pintucked in red, from Birmingham Rag Market. Skirt facing in leftover scraps of another wax print, and buttons, plastic that looks like jet, also from the rag market. Waistband, collar and cuffs all faced in black and … Continue reading Edwardian Dominatrix outfit #3
Black wax cotton with an embossed pattern, [from the Rag Market], pintucked in red. 6 yards for only £20, well it would be rude not to! SKIRT: Truly Victorian #E23, 1906 10-gore skirt The skirt is simple, but not quick, as there are 10 gores, and I overlocked all the seams to neaten, but … Continue reading Edwardian Dominatrix outfit #2