Nope, not that. Not that either DEFINITELY not that That’s the one! I loved this design when it came out, good old Style Arc…but despite making two versions, I simply could not get it to drape at the sides the way it looks in the drawing. The first was in a red textured knit, … Continue reading Toni! Toni!
In which your beloved Fairy comes to a sticky end with several projects… You know what? I think it’s as important to share disasters as triumphs. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I know what I’m doing, or that everything I make works out. You saw those purple trousers didn’t you? I can’t work … Continue reading What Kind of….
Not Tina Turner [grrrr-owl] but Steampunk of course. Lincoln’s Weekend at the Asylum, 2018. This is a long post, I’ve pinched lots of pictures from Facebook because we NEVER see all the best stuff! It should have been posted a few days ago, but IMGUR went wonky and I couldn’t attach any pictures. Enjoy! We … Continue reading Steamy Windows!
That was me playing at being a police car. Ahem. Enjoy this for a moment while I compose myself Style Arc ‘Nina’ cardigan in a totally LUSCIOUS striped knit from the good old Italian Textile Company on eBay. Their description: KINE KNITTED JACQUARD WEFT STRIPE KNIT MEDIUM WEIGHT By MAGLIFICIO RENATA SRL MODENA MADE … Continue reading Nina Nina Ninaaaaarrrrr
Another blouse from the Jennifer Lauren ‘Afternoon Blouse’ pattern. This was whizzed up in an hour or so using more of the delicious shot-aqua silk dupion which used to be a curtain. I’ve previously made my absolute favourite steampunk top from this fabric, remember it? I was absolutely knackered when I made this, after a … Continue reading Afternoon Delight
Mimi G wardrobe pattern- #1: T shirt in purple knit Simple, loose fitting, V neck. This is actually the 2nd version. The first in a khaki green knit remnant form the Jersey Lady in Birmingham market, apparently originally River Island, was a bit of a mess on the neckband, and in any case, the missus … Continue reading Mimi-ME!
Style Arc Halle pull-on skirt, in ponte I picked the right thing to start sewing again- what a quick and easy make that was! You begin by mitring the two angled corners, which was a doddle as they are cut in ready for you. I used double sided wondertape to help with the hem, so … Continue reading Halle-lujah!
Tomato/tomata… Irrelevant to the dress, but I love the song. There’s an interview with Peter Gabriel where he describes the song’s origins- I just know it makes the hairs on my neck stand up, good enough for me! Back to the sewing: Style Arc ‘Jacinta’ maxi dress, poly jersey, heavy ponte, quite beefy. I got … Continue reading Jacinta/Jacinto
I am sewing, honest, a little mojo has crept back, and I have a little heap of posts already written, awaiting pictures. Unfortunately, with my new job starting tomorrow, I can’t pin the wife down long enough to take any! So, coming soon Mimi G trousers, coat and T shirt Swimsuit [finished but needs a … Continue reading Coming soon…