Something for the Weekend

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

Clock This! #1

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

I Aten’t Dead!

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!

Reese ‘Un to be Cheerful

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