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

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


Style Arc ‘Taylor’, in an unusual asymmetrically striped blue/black/grey knit from who knows where.  This could have been an eBay purchase, maybe from The Textile Centre, I don’t recall, but it’s been around for a while.  I like the colours, then decided that it needs to be made up as an outfit as the blue … Continue reading Taylor-made.