SWAP #5: McCall’s 6436, size 16, D cup, skull print cotton chambray from Weaver Dee I took three inches off the length of this [after cutting it out and JUST Squeezing it out of the fabric. Why do I never think about length before I start? Ridiculous. Apart from that, no changes. All went very … Continue reading Sewing Skulls
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
SWAP garment #4: Style Arc Victoria Blouse, in a teal viscose twill. This was an EPIC job of cutting, as the pieces would not fit on the folded fabric, and I had to mess about for ages to fussy cut it out of what I had- there’s only one piece you could get away … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret
Nope, none of those, my cosy new jumper/sweater/pullover/top in extra warm blue boiled lambswool/acrylic chunky knit from The Italian Textile Company. It’s light as a feather, warm as your duvet, snuggly but not so voluminous that I feel swamped. I used Butterick 6248, view B but without the pocket and with a straight plain back. … Continue reading Cosy Cozy Cosi
I decided to do some cutting out, having earned this reward by hemming some trousers for my mum, and finally fixing the curling hem on a favourite dress [I’ve also taken some tiny darts in the too-wide neckline, go me!] So what did I cut out? Blue stuff. A sweater in some amazingly thick and … Continue reading I’ve got the [Greeny] Blues…
Style Arc ‘Linda’ trousers [yup, still not pants, unh-unh] in navy ponte. Item #2 for the 2019 SWAP NAVY! ME! I haven’t voluntarily worn navy blue since school, and that was over 40 years ago. I suppose that’s long enough to get over uniform shock… These were the first Style Arc pattern I tried, the … Continue reading Muy Linda!
I took a deep breath [and swore a bit] and started unpicking. Overlocked, topstitched unpicking. Yes. That. At least the unpicking was pretty, as I have the overlocker threaded in a medley of green blue and purple, cos why not? I made myself more grumpy by finishing off listening to a crap audiobook [‘A Discovery … Continue reading Un-pickety witch- Purple passion pants #2