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!
Part 2: patterns, plans and ‘hits’ I’ve made multiple garments from several patterns, which I don’t normally do, maybe I have finally found my style? I’ve made 14 garments from 9 Vogue patterns [4 are on the previous Fail list though] 16 from 10 Style Arc patterns, with 2 fails. I also salvaged the two … Continue reading Summation part 2
2018 packed and left, and we’re already nearly two weeks into 2019! I haven’t done any summing up, or ‘best of’ posts, so I spent some time this afternoon looking at statistics and browsing rapidly through this year’s posts to see what’s what. Ready? Part 1, numbers and fails 90 posts [fewer than the two … Continue reading Summation part 1
I had hoped to be wearing this coat for Friday playground duty, but despite a couple of hard pushes this week, I left things rather late. I have got it as far as an exploded view though- sleeves assembled [and oh boy I love that astrakhan long cuff!], bodice and skirt assembled but not joined, … Continue reading Less than the sum of its parts :Cashmere coat # 3
M7848 long coat, red cashmere I took forever getting this cut out, as my relaxation levels were very high throughout the Xmas break, and sewjo accordingly low. I don’t suffer from the existential dread some sewers seem to experience at the thought of cutting into good cloth, I just couldn’t be bothered! Anyway, … Continue reading Slow slow quick quick sew! Cashmere coat #2