Wedding #3:

3 of 5 First fitting.  After much consideration, and some careful measuring, I decided to have a go at draping the shell top directly onto Jackie.  Eeek!  She’d taken my advice and bought a very well-fitting bra, and also remembered to wear it to each fitting [I’d have biffed her if she hadn’t lol] She … Continue reading Wedding #3:

Hit the Rhodes Jack!

It had to be done- I got that bloody top stitching done last night [and now have 2.5 reels of thread surplus to requirements…], and then tackled those  extremely curved yoke seams.  I chose to use a ‘vintage’ method, and stay-stitched the seam on the wool yokes, notched the seam allowance and then pressed it … Continue reading Hit the Rhodes Jack!

Middle of the Rhodes

Or a bit beyond the middle anyway.    The lining is assembled, and looking pretty good, the lower body sections are joined, and the sleeves are ready to go in.  So what’s the problem?  Ruddy Gutermann’s threads only having about six inches of thread on a reel! I decided to do the ‘quilting’ topstitching on … Continue reading Middle of the Rhodes