A pocketful of posers…

  But first, a short bulletin on the Cathedral dress.  My wonderful wide black eyelash lace arrived from China OOOH! For some reason, it came in three pieces of about 3m each.  No idea why they do that, and fortunately, it won’t matter. I keep finding more images of Victorian dresses which use this colour … Continue reading A pocketful of posers…

Leopard at the chance!

Viscose jersey in a crazy red leopard print, matched to Vogue 1552, a Sandra Betzina design.  I’m really falling for these drapey voluminous dresses lately, and I’d indulged in the pattern a few weeks ago…then MyFabrics sent me a voucher, so I splurged on 2.5m of this mad print.  The voucher basically offset the postage … Continue reading Leopard at the chance!

Hard at work…

…in more than one sense.  Hard at work still sewing, even though not much has been finished yet.  And meanwhile, at work, it’s hard.  Very hard. Still, my new timetable gives me a long weekend instead of a midweek break, like last year, and I’m adjusting to the change of pace.  Plenty of time to … Continue reading Hard at work…

Licking the windows

Getting faster! I also looked at lots of images of 1890s skirts, trying to work out how to get what is basically a gored, A line shape, fuller at the back from…squares.  These things are not going to make up obligingly into A shapes.  Nope.  Not gonna happen. Then it came to me.  Maths.   … Continue reading Licking the windows