Action and Distraction

It’s been a horrible week at work, battling against managerial incompetence and the usual bullying.  I’m only working four days a week now, to protect my tenuous grasp on sanity, but it can still feel like ten days.  Sigh.  My sewing mojo is struggling to get me into action most days. Half term now though, … Continue reading Action and Distraction

Not Kilty M’Lud!

Well, it’s kilt-ish I suppose! Kathryn Brenne skirt from Vogue 9114.  Woven cotton tartan which I bought for a SNIP from a lovely member of ‘The Sewing Place’ who was having a stash clearance.  This may find its way into the SWAP as I still count it as being a stash bust, even if it’s … Continue reading Not Kilty M’Lud!

Life in the Fast Lani

SWAP 2018, Style Arc Lani tunic, various oddments of jersey plus pin-tucked silvergrey taffeta This one was a beast to cut out [see my earlier adventures in this post] but very satisfying on the hardly-any-waste front.  The pattern itself was sent to me by Style Arc after I commented on the problems I had with … Continue reading Life in the Fast Lani

Sharing Platt-ers

SWAP 2018, Vogue 1415 [again] Tom & Linda Platt.  Black silky woven fabric [poly?] with a raised swirly pattern. Yes, this pattern’s getting some serious use for this SWAP!  I originally made this top in blue/teal ‘scratched’ velvet from The Italian Textile Company on eBay, and I wear it to DEATH.  Version 2, was the … Continue reading Sharing Platt-ers

Back to Black

SWAP 2018 #2:  Vogue 8793, Katherine Tilton T shirt.  Black jersey with mesh detail collar. A very simple make which I managed to complicate by not paying enough attention to the pattern pieces.  I glanced at the method for attaching the double collar, then just zoomed ahead, bagging out the two collars.  The realised I’d … Continue reading Back to Black

Stripe Tease

SWAP 2018 #:  KwikSew 4173 tunic, black/grey/white stripey mystery knit The hardest part of this top was origami-folding the pattern pieces when I cut it out!  The fabric is a super lightweight, super stretchy knit. possibly viscose[?] that was given to me by the lovely and generous Kim [The Material Lady]  on one of our … Continue reading Stripe Tease