…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