Hell for Leather-look

Butterick 6248 tunic in leather-look jersey, with rib knit sleeves and collar Another bit of fabric matching, because I didn’t have enough for the whole thing in either colour!  Also, I thought a whole garment in the leather-look might be a bit much! This was a very simple make, and the pattern is well-drafted, with … Continue reading Hell for Leather-look

Marie Into-the-net

Et voilá! StyleArc Marie jacket, #2.  Finished. Once I won the battle of the open/closed seam thing, and got the peced facing attched, most of the rest was hand sewing to finish it more simply than on the machine.  The chunky rib knit was fighting the sewing machine, so under-stitching, top-stitching, and hemming were best … Continue reading Marie Into-the-net

Let’s get Ziggy With it!

Here’s my gorgeous missus in her fancy-schmancy new StyleArc Ziggi jacket…at last! Light gold heavyweight cotton sateen [eBay purchase, not sure what seller], heavyweight ‘gold’ metal zips, also from eBay, shot viscose brocade lining from the Fancy Silk Store.  Lots and lots of hand stitching, because she’s worth it!   Continue reading Let’s get Ziggy With it!