I’ve had some animal trouble dear readers. First, I finished my lovely rainbow zebra jeans…and they didn’t fit. !”£$%^&*(!!! Quoth Fairy. Why didn’t they fit? My own stupid fault of course. I’m usually too impatient for toiles, but I had already had a bash using the Style Arc ‘Misty’ with the back crotch adapted from the ‘Flat … Continue reading Animal Trouble…
That was one of the most ‘orrible bits of sewing I’ve ever had to do. Absolutely disgusting. But it’s done, complete with new pocket bag thingy for the remotes. I HOPE YOU’RE GRATEFUL OLD PEOPLE!!! It seems rather more ‘groiny’ than before, and I don’t care. Maybe they won’t notice. He has a silk cushion, … Continue reading Narsty thing complete.
Wednesday was my dad’s 78th birthday. He is not a sociable type, but does enjoy coming for a meal at our house- he doesn’t do ‘public’ eating, so restaurants are a no-go area. As long as we make sufficient effort to persuade him, he happily agrees and makes his choice of menu. This time it … Continue reading The Narsty Thing ate my new jeans
My fabrics have been sorted and matched to their patterns, and I’m ready to start wielding those amazing Ernest Wright scissors again. (Oooh the lovely crunch of new fabric as I cut…) I’m being obedient and following your advice oh mighty ones, and it will be the rainbow zebras that go under the knife first. I’ll be … Continue reading Selfish Sewing and a Narsty Thing…
I’ve come to the end of the sewing that simply had to be done. I’ve found this year that it’s really fun to do a (sort of)SWAP, as my normal random approach doesn’t always provide me with a wardrobe that really works for me. I tagged it the SOIL approach: Sewing On Impulse = Liability! … Continue reading Prospective sewing #1: All for me mwahahahahahaha!
And we’re making progress folks, those DK leggings and shirts have got her twitching for the great wardrobe transformation at last… In the dedicated wife-stash: The punky, Westwood inspired collection. We have a beautiful length of fine wool suiting, Black Watch tartan smallish piece of snakeskin print chiffon [this surprised me when she chose it, … Continue reading Prospective sewing #2: For the missus
Next up- three shirts. When not feeling punky or doing the garden, OH likes to look very tailored and sharp. HRT has made her boobs grow, so only one or two of her shirts will now fasten. I nagged until she sat still and matched fabrics to shirt patterns. She chose these: #1 An unidentified … Continue reading Some unselfish sewing #2 tops
I’ve been sewing up a storm lately (as in, the last three years), and almost all of it for me. Bad Fairy. I’m always buying fabric for my wife, sometimes letting her have a say, more often using my superior age and wisdom [ha!] This has resulted in a pretty large subsection of stash devoted … Continue reading Some unselfish sewing #1 bottoms
Bear with me: In January, I hopped onto the ‘Jungle January’ bandwagon via Pretty Grievances‘ blog. I was paired off with the lovely Kate of Fabrickated, and we sent each other jungly fabrics. She’s blogged all about it (and me) here. I had such fun, I ploughed on into ‘Zeb-ruary’, which was just an excuse … Continue reading The Hasn’t-Got-a-Snappy-Theme April collection
And here I am. That’s me, wearing a recent make, Style Arc ‘Dixie’ in silk chiffon and habotai. Hand-stitched no less, as I was worried the machine would eat it! Maths lecturer, Facebook game addict, foodie and sewing fiend at your service. Well, not really at your service, but I may entertain or even on … Continue reading Hello world!