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
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
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…
Finished! HOURS of faffing about with the sleeves- the instructions were either weird, or the drafting was, or I was just too tired, but I basted and re-basted those damn hanging sleeves several times, then just settled for ‘OK’. The fabric frays so much it’s driven me mad, and my alteration to make the dress … Continue reading Greyed Out
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
What a brilliant day! I wore my new red cashmere coat to work, and started getting compliments before I even got into the building…I swear, if you need your mood lifted, wear red! [blog post as soon as I get pics] My boss had followed through on my nagging of the previous days, and my … Continue reading CELEBRATE!