Yet another Vogue 1410, by Lynn Mizono. I think this is number five. Here are two of the earlier versions, in silk and linen. I don’t bother shortening them to suit my height, I just let them skim my ankles. Such an easy dress to make, even easier to wear. I don’t bother putting the … Continue reading A Feather in my cap [several, actually!].
Viscose jersey in a crazy red leopard print, matched to Vogue 1552, a Sandra Betzina design. I’m really falling for these drapey voluminous dresses lately, and I’d indulged in the pattern a few weeks ago…then MyFabrics sent me a voucher, so I splurged on 2.5m of this mad print. The voucher basically offset the postage … Continue reading Leopard at the chance!
…in more than one sense. Hard at work still sewing, even though not much has been finished yet. And meanwhile, at work, it’s hard. Very hard. Still, my new timetable gives me a long weekend instead of a midweek break, like last year, and I’m adjusting to the change of pace. Plenty of time to … Continue reading Hard at work…
Getting faster! I also looked at lots of images of 1890s skirts, trying to work out how to get what is basically a gored, A line shape, fuller at the back from…squares. These things are not going to make up obligingly into A shapes. Nope. Not gonna happen. Then it came to me. Maths. … Continue reading Licking the windows
Oh dear oh dear oh dear. It’s happened. I’ve gone over to the dark side. *whispers* I’ve been …quilting! Sort of. But not for a quilt. Remember my plans for the dress inspired by Lincoln cathedral? The fabrics have all arrived. Well, the first batch of stuff I’ve ordered has arrived, I succumbed to some … Continue reading A rose window by any other name…
Yes, yet another Vogue 1312 by Lynn Mizono. SO COMFORTABLE! Don’t start with the ‘secret pyjamas’ thing, this is a go-to-work NIGHTIE. Love it love it. Here are the last two, as a reminder: Two was not enough. The black-and-blue one gets heavy rotation, the white one is very summery, and would get very grubby … Continue reading Even more Mizono action…V1312 again
What a day that was! We were supposed to be going to a certain much-awaited wedding on Saturday, but as we started to get ready to go out, Dawn came down with a horrible upset tum, and had to go back to bed for the day. I cursed a fair bit [not at her, just … Continue reading King of the Rhodes!