Pic free post…with rant. So, I chopped the Miyakes AND the Laroches using the Style Arc ‘Misty’. This made Donald-Trump-hand- sized pockets, so I then had to remake the pockets, and reposition them. AND salvage the binding, as I don’t have much, AND re-stitch it. And I unpicked the tatty experimental fly fronts and re … Continue reading Toile and trouble, Dawn’s Trousers #3
…so it seems that despite all those couture touches, good old Style Arc had the answer after all. I dismantled the brown trousers, all but the front fly, which is pretty good, and laid the ‘Misty’ pattern over it, matching front fly only. Look at how much excess there is! The ‘Misty’ is a StyleArc … Continue reading Toile & Trouble: Dawn’s trousers #2
Some months ago, I purchased a whole heap of Style Arc PDFs,including three or four trouser patterns [Ebony, Daisy, Willow, Sammi]. I started to toile two of them for Dawn [Willow and Sammi], and got hopelessly bogged down for various reasons: I hate toiles I’m not perfectionist enough to persevere with fitting issues I hate … Continue reading Toile & Trouble: Dawn’s trousers #1
Well after all that hoo-haw with the eyelets, she just tried it on again with the new braces and decided that it is finished, and needs no fastenings. Her word is law, so here it is! Save Continue reading Yee-haw! Frontier shirts #2
Stitchers’ Guild is up and running again, and I thought it time to sort out my plans for this year’s SWAP [Sewing With A Plan] It’s not as elaborate a plan as last year’s Steampunk one, so I’m not worried about running out of time, especially now I have reduced my working hours a bit … Continue reading WIFESWAP 2017, perfecting the plans
Folkwear ‘Frontier shirts’, #212 I’ve made this up three times before, mostly using stretch poplin of different types, including my rose/zombie attack one, and one piped in navy which has now been passed to Dawn as I expanded again. Both of those were from the option with a shaped yoke, and front fastening. This was … Continue reading Yes ma’am! Frontier shirts for Dawn #1
And here she is- a rainy garden, coffee-mug-clutching photo shoot. Simplicity 1732, Arkivestry coat. 100% lambswool in charcoal grey, trimmed with black peachskin, lined in posh paisley stuff. All sorts of tricksy little couture touches, and she’s a happy bunny indeed. Job’s a good ‘un. Continue reading Dawn’s Coat #12: Twirling in the garden!