Nope, none of those, my cosy new jumper/sweater/pullover/top in extra warm blue boiled lambswool/acrylic chunky knit from The Italian Textile Company. It’s light as a feather, warm as your duvet, snuggly but not so voluminous that I feel swamped. I used Butterick 6248, view B but without the pocket and with a straight plain back. … Continue reading Cosy Cozy Cosi
I decided to do some cutting out, having earned this reward by hemming some trousers for my mum, and finally fixing the curling hem on a favourite dress [I’ve also taken some tiny darts in the too-wide neckline, go me!] So what did I cut out? Blue stuff. A sweater in some amazingly thick and … Continue reading I’ve got the [Greeny] Blues…
Style Arc ‘Linda’ trousers [yup, still not pants, unh-unh] in navy ponte. Item #2 for the 2019 SWAP NAVY! ME! I haven’t voluntarily worn navy blue since school, and that was over 40 years ago. I suppose that’s long enough to get over uniform shock… These were the first Style Arc pattern I tried, the … Continue reading Muy Linda!
I took a deep breath [and swore a bit] and started unpicking. Overlocked, topstitched unpicking. Yes. That. At least the unpicking was pretty, as I have the overlocker threaded in a medley of green blue and purple, cos why not? I made myself more grumpy by finishing off listening to a crap audiobook [‘A Discovery … Continue reading Un-pickety witch- Purple passion pants #2
You know, that wardrobe voice that tells you something looks good when it doesn’t? Or that it doesn’t when it does? That it fits when it’s like a sausage skin, or that it’s a sausage skin when it isn’t? Not to mention the lying damn mirror! I have a nice collection of clothes these days, … Continue reading The lying bitch that’s my wardrobe…
What is she on about? You ask. Well, I vaguely remember this being a favourite phrase back when I was in 6th form, I think it came from some torrid bodice-ripper someone was reading, and the ‘paroxysms of purple passion’ that were described. We decided that to be on the safe side, we should all … Continue reading Feeling Crotch-ety:Purple Passion Pants#1
Interlude, playground reaction to the [fabulous dahlink] cashmere coat and hat ensemble Week 1, kids: stares giggles ‘miss your coat is red’ [my response: ‘really Sherlock?’] ‘miss you look like Red Riding Hood’ ‘miss you look like a clown’ ‘miss I like your coat *sniggers*’ ‘why are you wearing that?’ ‘what are you dressed up … Continue reading Oh just Zip it will you?