A touch of class…

No, not that… …my sewing club returns for a new start! Last year, I gauged enthusiasm for a sewing club at my new school, and found staff and students alike were quite enthusiastic.  I eventually trialled it as a once-a-week lunch club, and it ran successfully for the rest of the year, numbers fluctuating from … Continue reading A touch of class…

Da Bomb

…or maybe not lol Bombshell swimsuit, Closet Case Files, in bright blue swimwear lycra, powermesh lining. I attempted a swimsuit a while back, the ‘Alison’ as I recall, which was getting great reviews…but it was HORRIBLE.  So bad I never finished it, and was greatly relieved that the fabric was one of my rare online … Continue reading Da Bomb

Oz Coz #1: Munchables

As if I didn’t already have enough to do, I’ve offered to make costumes for the school’s production of Wizard of Oz. Why not eh? Of course, near-zero budget, no time, lots and lots of cast members [28 or so, most needing more than one costume.] BRILLIANT! I started with Toto of course, who wouldn’t? … Continue reading Oz Coz #1: Munchables

A Bit Too Fur

You know how I mentioned that I volunteered to make costumes for the school production of ‘Wizard of Oz’?  Well I heard a suggestion that they were planning a papier mache version of Toto.  My reaction?  HELL NO So, I did some googling.  The first thing I came up with was this free pattern from … Continue reading A Bit Too Fur

Giving the Bird

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

Khaleesi does it…

Game of Thrones Daenerys costume, McCalls 7854, in grey moiré silk faille and grey furnishing chenille.  Both were gifted fabrics.  Shot acetate sleeve lining from stash, so this was a  zero-cost costume yay! Not without its problems, and although this is well drafted, I’m not impressed AT ALL with the finish inside.  You’d need to … Continue reading Khaleesi does it…