Warning- long post…and 5th of 5 Between fittings: oh boy, so much hand sewing! Shell top I adjusted the pattern again, and cut out the gorgeous, but very slippery charmeuse lining. Because the lame was a bit scratchy against the skin, I didn’t want any facings on the inside, but applied the lining by hand … Continue reading Wedding #5: Jackie in the box!
4 of 5, bear with me! Between fittings: I cut out the skirt, did some more maths to calculate the size of the godets, pondered on the best way to insert them, and got cracking. I’d done some eBaying, and found a gorgeous vintage petersham in turquoise, some turquoise cord [more on that later] and … Continue reading Wedding #4: Jacketing
3 of 5 First fitting. After much consideration, and some careful measuring, I decided to have a go at draping the shell top directly onto Jackie. Eeek! She’d taken my advice and bought a very well-fitting bra, and also remembered to wear it to each fitting [I’d have biffed her if she hadn’t lol] She … Continue reading Wedding #3:
Post 2 of 5 I then said we needed to get cracking on the fabric shopping. Setting a date for this was tricky, life always gets in the way, but eventually Jackie was able to join me and my cronies on a fabric shopping expedition into Birmingham. I can’t recall the date, but it must … Continue reading Wedding #2: Jacking it up
First part of FIVE, I warned you! Backstory- Ten years ago, I hooked up with my lovely missus [we’d met many times, her parents lived next door to me for 25 years] on a night out at Scruffy Murphy’s, a rock bar in Birmingham. She’d been listening to my tales of woe over a cup … Continue reading Wedding #1: Hi Jack!
I’m puzzled. We’ve done visual resources [#10], we’ve done written resources [#17]. We just did unexpected source [#24] I have no inspiration WHATSOEVER for ‘favourite resource’. This has actually been sitting waiting for several weeks waiting for a moment of clarity. resource rɪˈsɔːs,rɪˈzɔːs/ noun 1. a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #25-Fave Friday: Favourite Resources
The Simplicity, Arkivestry 100% wool coat I made for the missus in January. It’s SO lovely on her, and makes her swagger and strut. I blogged about every step of making this, and also put the links onto Pattern Review. It weighs a ton, but is exactly right for her. She’s barely 5’ tall, with … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #12-Garment