Get it? Get it? Oh, I’ll get me coat. Just in case you thought I’d fallen off the face of the earth- I’m hanging on by my finger nails, but still here. And yesterday, I did the first fitting of this year’s wedding dress project. I will not be blogging about this until July, for … Continue reading Tease for…Toile
Whew! That year went by in a flash! I’ve trawled through all my blog posts, and counted them all up month by month. Not surprisingly, June and July are a bit sparse with all the exam marking taking up my free time, and August was chock-full because I did the CoBloWriMo challenge and posted every … Continue reading Annual Round Up-2017
Here’s my gorgeous missus in her fancy-schmancy new StyleArc Ziggi jacket…at last! Light gold heavyweight cotton sateen [eBay purchase, not sure what seller], heavyweight ‘gold’ metal zips, also from eBay, shot viscose brocade lining from the Fancy Silk Store. Lots and lots of hand stitching, because she’s worth it! Advertisements Continue reading Let’s get Ziggy With it!
Another shirt from Folkwear ‘Frontier shirts’ for Dawnie. This one is in heavyweight stone coloured cotton sateen, with a little stretch. I had intended it to have the bib front, but we decided against, as it’s so nice as it is. Nothing additional to say, this is a very straightforward sew, all details the same … Continue reading Another shirty McShirtface post
…and so did the legendary fat lady. It’s done, it’s finished. StyleArc Ziggi jacket #5, the finale All bar the pics of Dawn wearing it! Several hours of hand sewing [what was I thinking of] and this simple l [ha!] little jacket is done. Hand sewn top stitching, hand sewn lining insertion blah blah. Good … Continue reading Ziggy really sang…
…all my energy and will to live! StyleArc Ziggi jacket #4 You know, this is a lovely looking jacket pattern, and the end result is going to be good [even if it kills me] but this is so full of crappy instructions and problems I’m surprised so many people have managed to finish it! I … Continue reading Ziggy sucked up…
StyleArc Ziggi jacket #3 Good news or bad news? Bad first I think: I basted in a sleeve and [fortunately] checked it on the missus. Eeek. As I’d taken some bodice width out under the arm, I knew some would have to go from the sleeve, so took a stab [this is me you know] … Continue reading Zig Style!