Frida Birds…

…or rather geishas, snakes and skulls. My response to Kate’s ‘Dress Like Frida’ project is this little beauty of a skirt.  Here’s Kate and cronies, honouring Frida- I think they had a great day! The fabric of course was utterly irrestistible, and not cheap, so a no-waste [no waist more like] skirt was the way … Continue reading Frida Birds…

Klimt Every Mountain!

At last!  The much-vaunted Klimt dress.  I splashed out on these two gorgeous panels some months ago, and pondered how best to use them to their full extent.  The fabric is GLORIOUS and the print is actually metallic, perfect.  I think I got them from Frumble fabrics, and each panel  was about £12, measuring 24″ … Continue reading Klimt Every Mountain!

The Final Cut

More cutting out- even I’m getting bored now! Closet Case Files ‘Bombshell’ swimsuit in bright blue lycra left over from Dawn’s unitard [not yet blogged].  Super-stretchy stuff is so hard to judge!  I’m hoping this will be true to size.  I’ve cut  along three different pattern lines to sort out my hips bust and waist, … Continue reading The Final Cut

Cutting Edge

Yes, still not finished off the various things that are part sewn, or finished taking photos for the ones that I HAVE finished.  Disgraceful.  However, as the weather is finally being  a little cooler, with a little more oxygen, I’ve managed to get some cutting out done, even if only in fits and starts. Now … Continue reading Cutting Edge


The marking is DONE for another year, the holidays can begin!  I’ve had two days in my new workplace, and it’s going to be GREAT I just know it…they actually have a staff well-being programme!  Blimey! So tomorrow I will be getting on with some sewing, snoozing, and getting the maths out of my brain … Continue reading FINALLY!

Flower Power

McCall’s 5056, in tropical print cotton lawn,  and a recycled duvet cover [ancient, cotton or poly-cotton, no idea!] This pattern’s been languishing in  stash for ages.  I bought it totally on impulse, no doubt attracted to the somewhat 70s vibe of the line drawing.  I always prefer patterns with drawings, they have so much more … Continue reading Flower Power

Good Afternoon

The Afternoon [dress and] blouse by Jennifer Lauren I squeezed this out of a piece of [fairly pricey] textured linen.  I cut the size 18, and used silk organza for the interfacing. I don’t like the look of the giant button on the front, so I used 2 vintagey glass-looking  ones instead. [They may even … Continue reading Good Afternoon