…Get a hat! Well that was easier than expected! For those who don’t want to peruse the diagrams or translate the Japanese instructions: cut out all pieces on the bias, adding seam allowances, and fuse to interfacing. [I should have fused then cut, but didn’t pay enough attention] sew seam in side crown, press & … Continue reading If you want to get ahead…
So. A moderately large piece of precious cashmere left from the coat, and a smaller but still too-expensive-to-waste piece of the astrakhan…a hat it shall be then. I bought the Japanese hat book from someone on The Sewing Forum a few years back in a moment of madness, and although I’ve leafed through it several … Continue reading Hatty Japes
Hurrah! Skirt attached to bodice Lining assembled Zip inserted [easier than expected, I used my wonderclips for once] Sleeves in [I did them following the instructions, and wish I hadn’t. I now know that my usual method of fully assembling coat and lining, then joining them, then finishing by hand stitching the sleeve lining to … Continue reading Cashing In! Cashmere coat #5
What a brilliant day! I wore my new red cashmere coat to work, and started getting compliments before I even got into the building…I swear, if you need your mood lifted, wear red! [blog post as soon as I get pics] My boss had followed through on my nagging of the previous days, and my … Continue reading CELEBRATE!
It’s that time again! Actually it’s late, I’m usually on the ball with this [for the last 3 years anyway] and get started straight after Xmas. My reduced mojo this year meant that I forgot, but to my delight, the rules for this year are BANG ON for the way I like to sew- all … Continue reading Proud as a Peacock- SWAP 2019
Well, it’s been a while, but the sewing gods demanded more of me yesterday than just spending an hour re-threading the overlocker five times, and went for the blood sacrifice. I was getting on with the coat [collar’s on, skirts are joined to bodices, hole in lining mended …shhhh….] and the end is in sight. … Continue reading Interlude and blood sacrifice…
Oh boy this simple coat is taking longer than I’d hoped. Admittedly this is because I’m no longer shutting myself away in my sewing space every single day. This is both good and bad of course- I’m not doing it because I’m less stressed and don’t need the therapy, but I do wish I was … Continue reading Stops and starts: Cashmere coat #4
To my amazement, typing Nina & Maisie into Google gets quite a lot of results: Nina and Maisie are apparently, ‘The Fringe Sisters’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022t8ls/p022t82w Also, apparently there’s a Nina from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ joining Maisie Williams [Arya in GoT of course] for some new thing. Meh. Anyway, NOT the Nina and Maisie I’m on about. … Continue reading Nina & Maisie
Almost the last 2018 make, I just remembered one more! Vogue 9254, Marcy Tilton dress. Teal ponte and multi-stripe ponte What a strange pattern! I like the cover image, and the line drawing is the usual vagueness expected from Tilton asymmetry and drapiness, so it intrigued me fo some time before I caved and bought … Continue reading Starring Stripes
Last but one of my 2018 makes… Simplicity 8177 Mimi G wardrobe pattern [again], a second version of the long coat, this time in purple ponte, sleeveless [because I didn’t have enough lol] I also had to piece the front facing and generally fussy cut this one. Minimal fabric waste makes me happy! 50-50 sewn … Continue reading Mimi Mi Mimi Mi!