Style Arc ‘Sienna’ waterfall front jacket in jade green tropical wool from The Italian Textile Company This wool was supposed to be made up into that Okistyle jacket, but it wasn’t meant to be…the fabric is absolutely gorgeous, slightly two tone and you’d never believe that it’s wool, it feels smooth and silky and cool … Continue reading Oh Sienna!
Remember that Dogstar dress? The ‘Six Napoleon Challenge’? Remember when half a dozen sewing bloggers [me included] had ago at making our own takes on that fabulous garment? I wear the skirt A LOT. The wonky t shirt got binned, the steampunk top was more of a giggle, but I love wearing all that silk…it … Continue reading Feeling Waspish?
The marking is DONE for another year, the holidays can begin! I’ve had two days in my new workplace, and it’s going to be GREAT I just know it…they actually have a staff well-being programme! Blimey! So tomorrow I will be getting on with some sewing, snoozing, and getting the maths out of my brain … Continue reading FINALLY!
I have been nominated by the lovely [and wonderfully bonkers] Kim, The Material Lady Thanks missus [and we need to arrange a playdate SOON]…be warned folks, this is a LOOONG post. “Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one … Continue reading Blistery Mogger
McCall’s 5056, in tropical print cotton lawn, and a recycled duvet cover [ancient, cotton or poly-cotton, no idea!] This pattern’s been languishing in stash for ages. I bought it totally on impulse, no doubt attracted to the somewhat 70s vibe of the line drawing. I always prefer patterns with drawings, they have so much more … Continue reading Flower Power
The Westwood skirt is almost done [blog post already written, have some patience will you?!] and so it’s only right that I’m planning and plotting to get a nice big batch of stuff cut out ready to sew in the little bits of time I’ll snatch from my marking season. Florals: I’ve had this pattern … Continue reading Making Plans…not for Nigel, for me!
Designin’ December 2017 Why not? I’d already planned to use the silk velvet Poiret-style evening coat I made for our wedding [and never wore] to make something glamorous to wear in colder weather. I’ve already bought a cape pattern from Truly Victorian. I decided ages ago to make a muff [insert bad taste Carry-On style … Continue reading Cape F’Here