A new Coat of…

Bright red cashmere! We had a jaunt into Brum this afternoon, a military operation, with the missus dropping me at the Fancy Silk Store while she parked, meeting me in the rag market while I found a zip, then a DELICIOUS lunch at Cafe Rouge, fast shopping for veggies while rain PELTED down, then round … Continue reading A new Coat of…

Party Line

Vogue 1470 Tom & Linda Platt A bit slim fitting for podgy old me perhaps BUT I love the asymmetrical lines, my hips and legs are still pretty good, and I am ITCHING to use some of this fabulous silk dupion yardage I snagged over on a Facebook destash group.  It’s embroidered all over in … Continue reading Party Line

Cut to the Chase

My latest exploits in cutting things out in bulk: Style Arc ‘Nina’ cardigan, teal ponte [tried and tested]  This pattern, different fabric Style Arc ‘Maise’ dress, teal ponte top, purple/teal African cotton print skirt [tried and tested] Simplicity  8177 ‘Mimi G’ long waistcoat, sleeveless this time, purple ponte [tried and tested] This pattern, different fabric … Continue reading Cut to the Chase

Oh Sienna!

Style Arc ‘Sienna’ waterfall front jacket in jade green tropical wool from The Italian Textile Company This wool was supposed to be made up into that Okistyle jacket, but it wasn’t meant to be…the fabric is absolutely gorgeous, slightly two tone and you’d never believe that it’s wool, it feels smooth and silky and cool … Continue reading Oh Sienna!

Feeling Waspish?

Remember that Dogstar dress?  The ‘Six Napoleon Challenge’? Remember when half a dozen sewing bloggers [me included] had  ago at making our own takes on that fabulous garment? I wear the skirt A LOT.  The wonky t shirt got binned, the steampunk top was more of a giggle, but I love wearing all that silk…it … Continue reading Feeling Waspish?