On the Tulle Road

Brief report, just to remind you all that I’m still here!  I’m busy catch-stitching all those looooong seam allowances down inside the main part of the wedding dress.  Tedious, but it really does make a difference. It’s looking rather good so far, and I just need to sponge out a few marks from the underlining … Continue reading On the Tulle Road

Tease for…Toile

Get it?  Get it?  Oh, I’ll get me coat. Just in case you thought I’d fallen off the face of the earth- I’m hanging on by my finger nails, but still here.  And yesterday, I did the first fitting of this year’s wedding dress project.  I will not be blogging about this until July, for … Continue reading Tease for…Toile

Two-Lani Traffic

Style Arc Lani tunic x 2 Both pieced, may or not make it into the SWAP collection.  Why?  Well, I’m making more than the required 11 items, for one thing, but also because I’m having trouble deciding what to count as my ‘print’ or ‘prints’.  I have my 2 neutrals, black and grey [and these … Continue reading Two-Lani Traffic


Yes well. I looked at the layout on the pattern- the zip at the back, which I didn’t want to include, goes off at an angle.  I decided to give it a go, so used wonder tape to layout the way I wanted it to sit, then found a long strip of silk and made … Continue reading Sub-Dued…

I’m On a Sub-Mission

A week of thinking, reading your suggestions and comments, and seething a bit. My measurements are correct My calculations are correct I followed the pattern instructions [such as they are] The pattern instructions even confirm that, whichever method you use [separate front and back, or tube method] the bottom width of the dress is about … Continue reading I’m On a Sub-Mission