Grrrrrooooaaaan. Well the rest of the coat was easy enough, even though I tortured myself by doing felled seams which will be completely hidden by the lining, because, I guess, more waterproof? Dunno. My usual slipshod topstitching, meh, whatever that’s why I don’t go for contrast! Some of the tightly curved seams were a bitch … Continue reading Kiss and Mac up!
Bloody welt pockets I HATE THEM! Every year I say I’ll tame them, then dodge the bullet. I’ve been dodging all year, but I’m so determined to get this ruddy mac done before tomorrow, that I needed to crack on. Careful marking. Check. Basted all lines, checked measurements again. Check. Read instructions several times over, … Continue reading Mac and Jeez! [Warning- GIF heavy!]
I got it! The bay of E did it again, and I have my natty new pattern winging its way from the US… Think I may dig out the rest of this purple taffets and see how much I haveleft. Could work, what do you think? There’s also some of the lilac. I think it … Continue reading Frilled to Bits!
I have an urge, a lust for this skirt. I wanted it when I first saw it, and knew I could never wear it. BUT. STEAMPUNK! It’s now OOP, and only available on the Vogue main site from what I can see- pricey, plus exorbitant postage. I found one on eBay, but US, and they … Continue reading Desperately Seeking V8858!
Whew! That year went by in a flash! I’ve trawled through all my blog posts, and counted them all up month by month. Not surprisingly, June and July are a bit sparse with all the exam marking taking up my free time, and August was chock-full because I did the CoBloWriMo challenge and posted every … Continue reading Annual Round Up-2017
SWAP 2018 planning again I’ve narrowed the pattern choices down, and started allocating fabrics. I really want to try to do this from stash, but the majority of my stash is not nice new cut lengths, but raggedy random remnants! Here’s a pic of the chosen black fabrics- which look grey here, but without the … Continue reading Narrowing Down my Choices…
Whose idea was it to ‘quilt’ the lining onto the underlining? Hmmm? And whose idea was it to do diagonal lines…along the bias in other words…on already slippery fabric? You guessed it. Sigh. Ah well, I plodded on. And on. I found that I needed to hold the fabric taut at 45 degrees to my … Continue reading Return of the Return of the Mac
V1564 raincoat, #2 Cutting this out took AGES. I’d already selected a pattern size and cut out all the tissue pieces [mwahahaha NO TRACING here! Do I make you wince?] Strangely, on starting to lay it out on the fabric, some pattern pieces were missing. I checked the packet, where I’d returned the surplus bits, … Continue reading Return of the mac…
I’ve been thinking of patterns and styles I wear of late, and found some more inspiration pics. Then I matched up some of the patterns I already have. I’m not narrowing anything down yet, no rush, as most of these are simple enough makes so I don’t need any kind of major sewing timetable. I … Continue reading More SWAP thoughts
…shall I or shan’t I? I completed my first ever SWAP [Sewing With A Plan] wardrobe in 2016. It was just after we first delved into steampunk, and had decided to go the annual Steampunks at the Asylum festival in Lincoln, August 2016. So I did my SWASPP collection [Sewing With a Steam Punk Plan.] … Continue reading SWAP 2018…