Short [fairly short] bulletin. OK, rant. It’s not getting any better! After much fiddle faddle, I unpicked two of the circles and unflipped the bits that had got twisted. But to no avail. I cannot for the life of me work out how to get into the thing! In the videos, Mr Roberts does mention … Continue reading Sub-par Subtraction
Julian Roberts’ ‘Smaller Dress’ a free pattern from the Centre for Pattern Design. I’ll try to explain how this works, but seriously, watch the video here, and just try to imagine it! Photos don’t really help either, but I’ll bung some in. Ruth, I blame you for this! I started by watching several videos where … Continue reading A Subtraction Addition…but not yet
What’s she on about now? Preparing to cut out took longer than expected! On the cutting table, two more Style Arc Lani tunics. Now, the first one turned out nicely, but I dodged the FBA bullet by making the fronts out of jersey…and there’s still a little evidence that an FBA would have helped [I … Continue reading Up the Cut
It’s been a horrible week at work, battling against managerial incompetence and the usual bullying. I’m only working four days a week now, to protect my tenuous grasp on sanity, but it can still feel like ten days. Sigh. My sewing mojo is struggling to get me into action most days. Half term now though, … Continue reading Action and Distraction
Well, it’s kilt-ish I suppose! Kathryn Brenne skirt from Vogue 9114. Woven cotton tartan which I bought for a SNIP from a lovely member of ‘The Sewing Place’ who was having a stash clearance. This may find its way into the SWAP as I still count it as being a stash bust, even if it’s … Continue reading Not Kilty M’Lud!
I was hoping for some Mediterranean sunshine here in grey and dismal Brum, but it isn’t coming, so I togged up and dragged the missus after to take some snaps. Before we braved the chill damp air, I tried a few fast options for tops to go with this- I’ve found purple problematic in the … Continue reading Consider the Frillies of the Field…
Right. Top part of skirt was completed a few weeks ago. Bottom part consists of lots of panels…and lots of flounces. 9 large doughnut flounces to be exact, plus two short flangey bits [also already assembled] and two long rectangular flouncy bits. I’d already glanced over the instructions but I don’t really take it all … Continue reading Flounce in a Lifetime