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

Earning my Stripes…

Probably another SWAP item:  New Look 6735, striped lycra fabric from Frumble Fabrics I’ve made many of these t shirts- the fit is great thanks to a curved back seam, the neckline is a perfect scoop without exposing bras or boobs, and the neckband is a perfect fit every time.  Seriously, buy it.  The skirt … Continue reading Earning my Stripes…

Sewing Skulls

SWAP #5:  McCall’s 6436, size 16, D cup, skull print cotton chambray from Weaver Dee I took three inches off the length of this [after cutting it out and JUST Squeezing it out of the fabric.  Why do I never think about length before I start?  Ridiculous. Apart from that, no changes.  All went very … Continue reading Sewing Skulls

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