Laughing Moon #137 Pelisse for Anne Lister outfit, World Book Day 2020 [next THURSDAY!] HOURS of cutting out, HOURS of rummaging for appropriate linings, then pressing and cutting them out, and now an hour of prepping, pinning linings to main fabric to be hand basted, cutting bias for piping, pinning pieces ready for the machine. … Continue reading Pelisse Yourself…
World Book Day 2020 is NEXT WEEK [I’ve been telling myself I’ve got lots of time eek] so I thought I’d better get to grips with my ‘Gentleman Jack’ inspired costume. I wavered between greatcoat and pelisse or spencer for a while, but eventually settled for these as my main inspiration Laughing Moon #137 pelisse. … Continue reading Pelisse and thank you
Although I haven’t posted much [because I’m waiting the weather, mood, non-wobbliness of hips to take photos of me actually wearing some of the stuff] I have been preparing blog posts and sewing steadily away. So far I’ve made 2 black linen skirts 2 black shirts [posted] 2 black polo necks 2 white polo necks … Continue reading Interlude- SWAP 2020
McCall’s 6436 shirt, black stretch cotton poplin, fancy ‘silver’ buttons. Pretty much straight out of the packet, D cup front, no darts in back, and shortened a little. I also reduced the cuff size as I have fairly skinny wrists! I used the Folkwear Frontier shirt placket as usual. Very straightforward, despite the sewing machine … Continue reading Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020
…but still no sewing I spent a fair amount of time cutting and fusing interfacing for three shirts and a dress, then realised I also needed lining for the V8858 skirt, so found a bit of cotton lawn in a rose pink- a weird colour for me [it was a bargain when I bought it … Continue reading Making the Cut- more SWAP 2020 prep
We had my ma and pa over for a nice meal a few weeks back, to celebrate their SIXTIETH wedding anniversary. SIXTY!! She arrived [as usual] with various carrier bags of stuff- a load of net curtains for me to shorten, a bag of clothes to go to the charity shop, and a large carrier … Continue reading Hearts and Flowers, Buttons and Bows, Old Lace…but no arsenic. I hope.