Oh Sienna!

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!

Feeling Waspish?

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?

FINALLY!

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!

Blistery Mogger

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

Flower Power

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

Cape F’Here

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