Style Arc ‘Linda’ trousers [yup, still not pants, unh-unh] in navy ponte. Item #2 for the 2019 SWAP NAVY! ME! I haven’t voluntarily worn navy blue since school, and that was over 40 years ago. I suppose that’s long enough to get over uniform shock… These were the first Style Arc pattern I tried, the … Continue reading Muy Linda!
I took a deep breath [and swore a bit] and started unpicking. Overlocked, topstitched unpicking. Yes. That. At least the unpicking was pretty, as I have the overlocker threaded in a medley of green blue and purple, cos why not? I made myself more grumpy by finishing off listening to a crap audiobook [‘A Discovery … Continue reading Un-pickety witch- Purple passion pants #2
What is she on about? You ask. Well, I vaguely remember this being a favourite phrase back when I was in 6th form, I think it came from some torrid bodice-ripper someone was reading, and the ‘paroxysms of purple passion’ that were described. We decided that to be on the safe side, we should all … Continue reading Feeling Crotch-ety:Purple Passion Pants#1
…Get a hat! Well that was easier than expected! For those who don’t want to peruse the diagrams or translate the Japanese instructions: cut out all pieces on the bias, adding seam allowances, and fuse to interfacing. [I should have fused then cut, but didn’t pay enough attention] sew seam in side crown, press & … Continue reading If you want to get ahead…
So. A moderately large piece of precious cashmere left from the coat, and a smaller but still too-expensive-to-waste piece of the astrakhan…a hat it shall be then. I bought the Japanese hat book from someone on The Sewing Forum a few years back in a moment of madness, and although I’ve leafed through it several … Continue reading Hatty Japes
Hurrah! Skirt attached to bodice Lining assembled Zip inserted [easier than expected, I used my wonderclips for once] Sleeves in [I did them following the instructions, and wish I hadn’t. I now know that my usual method of fully assembling coat and lining, then joining them, then finishing by hand stitching the sleeve lining to … Continue reading Cashing In! Cashmere coat #5
To my amazement, typing Nina & Maisie into Google gets quite a lot of results: Nina and Maisie are apparently, ‘The Fringe Sisters’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022t8ls/p022t82w Also, apparently there’s a Nina from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ joining Maisie Williams [Arya in GoT of course] for some new thing. Meh. Anyway, NOT the Nina and Maisie I’m on about. … Continue reading Nina & Maisie