Well I had planned to do some sewing this weekend, but between marking (mock) exam papers and folding origami cranes, I got nowhere near the sewing room. Why the cranes? Remember my daughter is getting married in August, and she had the idea of using the ‘lucky’ 1000 cranes as decoration, so I got roped … Continue reading Giving the Bird
SWAP garment #4: Style Arc Victoria Blouse, in a teal viscose twill. This was an EPIC job of cutting, as the pieces would not fit on the folded fabric, and I had to mess about for ages to fussy cut it out of what I had- there’s only one piece you could get away … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret
Nicely underway, Daenerys costume [Grandmother of dragons] using McCall’s 7854 and fabrics from stash for World Book Day on Thursday. I had ALMOST enough of the vintage grey moire silk faille, at just over 4 yards, but it’s vintage, so rather narrow, and I just couldn’t get the enormous hanging over sleeves out of it, … Continue reading Grey Joy- GoT costume
On Wednesday I got an email about World Book Day [next Thursday] and was delighted to find that this school encourages staff to dress up as a book character [unusual in secondary schools]…prize for the best. Competitive? Moi? I squeaked with glee, and within about 30 seconds decided that I now have the perfect excuse … Continue reading Sidetracked- Game of Throw-Ons
BUT. As is the normal cycle of things, my stashes have recently overflowed into a huge [I swear it’s breathing] mass which is not contained in my various storage options. As a reminder, part of my storage is upstairs in the boxroom, which contains two large racks of books [not in constant rotation, unlike the … Continue reading Can-do Kondo? Not me baby…
2018 packed and left, and we’re already nearly two weeks into 2019! I haven’t done any summing up, or ‘best of’ posts, so I spent some time this afternoon looking at statistics and browsing rapidly through this year’s posts to see what’s what. Ready? Part 1, numbers and fails 90 posts [fewer than the two … Continue reading Summation part 1
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!