I’d hoped to finish this today. Sigh. As I’m waiting for Reconstructing History to get back to me tomorrow, I thought I’d do some VERY careful measuring, firstly the pattern pieces, then the actual skirt, as I’ve taken it in so much. Reminder: I cut their size ‘I’ with the intention of leaving it at … Continue reading Clocking In and Out: 1910s Peplum skirt #3
It’s starting to look like I’ll be avoiding buying any more Reconstructing History patterns… I bought 5, and so far have made up the following: #1014 Riding breeches/jodhpurs, which were fine, if over-sized, and the pattern instructions had a big bit missing, Kass [the owner] was very helpful and sent me extra photos of the … Continue reading Clock-blocked: 1910s Peplum skirt #2
Here’s this weekend’s sewing plan: Attach a buckle to the red pattern-testing dress, which will complete it. Here are my options [just arrived], I veer towards the little rhombus, which is supposed to clip into the white frame…but I don’t like that] Then I want to fix by lovely Vogue#1405 dress. The hem went all … Continue reading Something for the Weekend
Reconstructing History #1031, 1910s Peplum Skirt. Clock fabric from Dunelm Mill, quite pricey [£10/m] AND I had to go back for more as I didn’t buy enough the first time round. Poop. It’s beige, which of course isn’t very me, but it’s a lovely weight, rather linen-like in texture, and, well, I dunno, it hooked … Continue reading Clock This! #1
A nice, quick and easy make. Good old Style Arc ‘Misty’ pull-on jeans, modified in minor ways. I’ve got a little larger since buying this one size pattern, so I allowed a tad extra at CB and side seams. Style Arc use 3/8″ standard seam allowances, which I’m not wild about, I love my good … Continue reading Misty [Just Holding Your Hand]
Just to reassure anyone who might be bothered, I’m still sewing, still writing blog posts, but as I’m trying to get the pattern-testing finished, and am also working on the warm-up stages of making a friend’s wedding outfit, I can’t publish the results just yet! My pile of ready-to-sew stuff is calling me, and I want … Continue reading I Aten’t Dead!
Vogue 1405 dress by Tracy Reese: “Pullover, lined dress has close-fitting, surplice front bodice, raised neckline extending into back collar, ruched midriff with stays, invisible back zipper, three-quarter length dolman sleeves, flared skirt and narrow hem. Purchased elastic, slides and rings for shoulder straps on bodice lining, and bias tape to finish zipper.” Blimey. Lots … Continue reading Reese ‘Un to be Cheerful