Flower Power

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

Oki-Jokey…

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…

Good Afternoon

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

All systems go…

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…