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

Oki-Dokey

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

SWAP 2018-the final selection

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

Come on you Baggies!

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!