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
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
Oki-style Sasha skirt, purple/green cotton plaid Here are the pics from the website Oki is apparently a Mongolian designer, living and working in Germany. Her style is quirky, interesting, and has a Japanese feel to it … Continue reading Oki-Dokey
The Westwood skirt is almost done [blog post already written, have some patience will you?!] and so it’s only right that I’m planning and plotting to get a nice big batch of stuff cut out ready to sew in the little bits of time I’ll snatch from my marking season. Florals: I’ve had this pattern … Continue reading Making Plans…not for Nigel, for me!
Done and dusted. Here’s a reminder of the rules: 2018 Seasonal Designer Collection SWAP Rules You are the Designer. Create a cohesive seasonal collection of eleven garments of your choice. Concept Consider designer collections like Eileen Fisher, Karen Kane, Kaliyana, Bryn Walker, Eskandar, etc and how they work with a few neutrals, add an accent color … Continue reading SWAP 2018-the final selection
No. Not West Brom [even though they are local team]- I don’t do sport. More baggy trousers [still not pants, no, not here matey] from the Kathryn Brenne V9114 that is now officially a very tried-and-tested pattern. These are in some of the cool and comfy chambray that I snagged a while back from the … Continue reading Come on you Baggies!
The sun’s out- just look at how pretty the garden’s looking after months of greyness and gloom! Tomorrow, when I’m spruced up and have done my hair, I need to do the photo shoot for the SWAP entry [which will mean trying to prise the missus away from motorcycle racing on the telly, oh dear]. … Continue reading Sunshine, SWAP, and another interview