McCall’s 5056, in tropical print cotton lawn, and a recycled duvet cover [ancient, cotton or poly-cotton, no idea!] This pattern’s been languishing in stash for ages. I bought it totally on impulse, no doubt attracted to the somewhat 70s vibe of the line drawing. I always prefer patterns with drawings, they have so much more … Continue reading Flower Power
Okeri-Jokery? Oh I give up. The Oki Style ‘Joker’ shirt. WOW. Just WOW. This is one cooooool pattern, so of course, the missus pounced on it right away. I already had the lovely heavy weight stretch cotton poplin, with white self-stripe that I’d used for my Style Arc ‘Juliet’ shirt #2, and the wife had … Continue reading Oki-Jokey…
The Afternoon [dress and] blouse by Jennifer Lauren I squeezed this out of a piece of [fairly pricey] textured linen. I cut the size 18, and used silk organza for the interfacing. I don’t like the look of the giant button on the front, so I used 2 vintagey glass-looking ones instead. [They may even … Continue reading Good Afternoon
Oki shirt pinned and ready to go floral skirt likewise Linen blouse ditto Lots of resources prepped for interview tomorrow- yup First GCSE exam of the year over and done with, with all attendant disasters and **** ups by the managers and admin-hell yeah Enough I’m going home to have a few drinks, some me-time, and … Continue reading All systems go…
Oki-style Sasha skirt, purple/green cotton plaid Here are the pics from the website Oki is apparently a Mongolian designer, living and working in Germany. Her style is quirky, interesting, and has a Japanese feel to it … Continue reading Oki-Dokey
You know I love Style Arc right? Huh? Well I was bored today at work, so I compiled a visual list of all the patterns I have. I think. It was at work, so it’s from memory, but it’s not a bad collection…have a peek. I make that 37. 4 skirts, 7 trousers, 6 jackets, … Continue reading STYLE IT!
The Westwood skirt is almost done [blog post already written, have some patience will you?!] and so it’s only right that I’m planning and plotting to get a nice big batch of stuff cut out ready to sew in the little bits of time I’ll snatch from my marking season. Florals: I’ve had this pattern … Continue reading Making Plans…not for Nigel, for me!