Return of the mac…

V1564 raincoat, #2 Cutting this out took AGES.  I’d already selected a pattern size and cut out all the tissue pieces [mwahahaha NO TRACING here!  Do I make you wince?]  Strangely, on starting to lay it out on the fabric, some pattern pieces were missing.  I checked the packet, where I’d returned the surplus bits, … Continue reading Return of the mac…

More SWAP thoughts

I’ve been thinking of patterns and styles I wear of late, and found some more inspiration pics.  Then I matched up some of the patterns I already have.  I’m not narrowing anything down yet, no rush, as most of these are simple enough makes so I don’t need any kind of major sewing timetable. I … Continue reading More SWAP thoughts

SWAP 2018…

…shall I or shan’t I? I completed my first ever SWAP [Sewing With A Plan] wardrobe in 2016.  It was just after we first delved into steampunk, and had decided to go the annual Steampunks at the Asylum festival in Lincoln, August 2016.  So I did my SWASPP collection [Sewing With a Steam Punk Plan.]  … Continue reading SWAP 2018…

Hell for Leather-look

Butterick 6248 tunic in leather-look jersey, with rib knit sleeves and collar Another bit of fabric matching, because I didn’t have enough for the whole thing in either colour!  Also, I thought a whole garment in the leather-look might be a bit much! This was a very simple make, and the pattern is well-drafted, with … Continue reading Hell for Leather-look

Marie Into-the-net

Et voilá! StyleArc Marie jacket, #2.  Finished. Once I won the battle of the open/closed seam thing, and got the peced facing attched, most of the rest was hand sewing to finish it more simply than on the machine.  The chunky rib knit was fighting the sewing machine, so under-stitching, top-stitching, and hemming were best … Continue reading Marie Into-the-net