…I’m regaining energy and mojo for sewing. The new job is going very well- as exhausting and time-greedy as I expected, but I’m finding my feet quickly, the kids are fine, and staff are a real team, which is amazing. I’m wearing my return-to-work wardrobe, which mixes and matches to great effect, and I get … Continue reading Slowly but surely…
Nope, not that. Not that either DEFINITELY not that That’s the one! I loved this design when it came out, good old Style Arc…but despite making two versions, I simply could not get it to drape at the sides the way it looks in the drawing. The first was in a red textured knit, … Continue reading Toni! Toni!
In which your beloved Fairy comes to a sticky end with several projects… You know what? I think it’s as important to share disasters as triumphs. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I know what I’m doing, or that everything I make works out. You saw those purple trousers didn’t you? I can’t work … Continue reading What Kind of….
That was me playing at being a police car. Ahem. Enjoy this for a moment while I compose myself Style Arc ‘Nina’ cardigan in a totally LUSCIOUS striped knit from the good old Italian Textile Company on eBay. Their description: KINE KNITTED JACQUARD WEFT STRIPE KNIT MEDIUM WEIGHT By MAGLIFICIO RENATA SRL MODENA MADE … Continue reading Nina Nina Ninaaaaarrrrr
Another blouse from the Jennifer Lauren ‘Afternoon Blouse’ pattern. This was whizzed up in an hour or so using more of the delicious shot-aqua silk dupion which used to be a curtain. I’ve previously made my absolute favourite steampunk top from this fabric, remember it? I was absolutely knackered when I made this, after a … Continue reading Afternoon Delight
Mimi G wardrobe pattern- #1: T shirt in purple knit Simple, loose fitting, V neck. This is actually the 2nd version. The first in a khaki green knit remnant form the Jersey Lady in Birmingham market, apparently originally River Island, was a bit of a mess on the neckband, and in any case, the missus … Continue reading Mimi-ME!
Tomato/tomata… Irrelevant to the dress, but I love the song. There’s an interview with Peter Gabriel where he describes the song’s origins- I just know it makes the hairs on my neck stand up, good enough for me! Back to the sewing: Style Arc ‘Jacinta’ maxi dress, poly jersey, heavy ponte, quite beefy. I got … Continue reading Jacinta/Jacinto