I turn 60 this year. SIXTY. Blah blah age is just a number, you’re only as old as you feel, 60 is the new 40 yeah yeah right. SIXTY FFS! I never got pearls for my 30th. I never got rubies for my 40th. No gold for my 50th [although I had a new wedding … Continue reading Shine on you Crazy Diamond Dog!
SO of course my SWAP this year is inspired by Anne Lister’s wardrobe in ‘Gentleman Jack’, and I also want to dress as Miss Lister for World Book Day, so apart from the ‘ordinary’ clothes, the look will need to be completed by a suitably swaggering coat. She wears several coats in the series of … Continue reading Pelisse Please Me: A-Lister addition
Before and after shots of the great clean up! Eeek! A marathon pressing, prepping and cutting session later, and I have 7 tops cut out ready to sew, mostly for my SWAP collection. The Avid Seamstress ‘Drop Sleeve Top’ in ivory cotton [with maybe some linen, I can’t recall] twill, very soft, very drapey, reminiscent … Continue reading You’re the Tops! : SWAP 2020
Argh Ew and Argh again. I finally tackled the deep clean/sort of my sewing pit and it’s taken a huge amount of energy and time. I even wet-wiped the whole floor to get all the teensy bits of fluff and thread up that the vacuum cleaner seems to have trouble with. I sorted all the … Continue reading Clean Sweep…Preparing for SWAP 2020
So, I did my year’s review, went through all the blog posts of 2019…and finally remembered that it’s SWAP time. Sheesh. Here are this year’s rules: Your Perfect Vision – SWAP 2020 11 pieces, in two groups: 9 or 10 that may coordinate (be worn together) to form outfits 1 or 2 that MUST coordinate (be able to be … Continue reading A-Lister: SWAP 2020