Giving the Bird

Well I had planned to do some sewing this weekend, but between marking (mock) exam papers and folding origami cranes, I got nowhere near the sewing room. Why the cranes?  Remember my daughter is getting married in August, and she had the idea of using the ‘lucky’ 1000 cranes as decoration, so I got roped … Continue reading Giving the Bird


The fabric samples for the MOB dress just arrived, and I don’t think I’m any closer to making my choice than before!  ‘Shades of blue in silk chiffon’…and there we halt. I ordered 6 samples, which were over-priced enough to discourage me from wasting more cash on them.  The dress is made in multiple layers … Continue reading MOB-ility


Several posts are in preparation, and my blogging is becoming ever more erratic, so I thought I’d do a quick post, just to touch base. The red cashmere coat is underway [well, I spent some time prepping the pattern, doing a tissue fit and an FBA.  Then I decided I didn’t like the boring one … Continue reading Bulletin!

Cut to the Chase

My latest exploits in cutting things out in bulk: Style Arc ‘Nina’ cardigan, teal ponte [tried and tested]  This pattern, different fabric Style Arc ‘Maise’ dress, teal ponte top, purple/teal African cotton print skirt [tried and tested] Simplicity  8177 ‘Mimi G’ long waistcoat, sleeveless this time, purple ponte [tried and tested] This pattern, different fabric … Continue reading Cut to the Chase

Making plans…

Left in the Box-of-Abandonment [Not yet consigned to the Crate of Shame, but who knows what will trasnpire?]… The Bombshell swimsuit which is ALMOST good but needs tweaking.  But who needs a swimsuit in November?  Not this Fairy. Style Arc Daisy trousers in black linen:  too wide, weird pockets.  the fabric is worth saving though, … Continue reading Making plans…