Pelisse-d To Meet You

‘Gentleman Jack’, Anne Lister.  World Book Day 2020. I used Laughing Moon #137 pelisse pattern, and of course chose the most complicated option.  The fabric is a fabulous Italian designer cotton blend stuff [see earlier posts] with a velvety surface and  a swooshy swishy crepe like texture.  The sizing is pretty good- I used the … Continue reading Pelisse-d To Meet You

Pelisse Yourself…

Laughing Moon #137 Pelisse for Anne Lister outfit, World Book Day 2020 [next THURSDAY!] HOURS of cutting out, HOURS of rummaging for appropriate linings, then pressing and cutting them out, and now an hour of prepping, pinning linings to main fabric to be hand basted, cutting bias for piping, pinning pieces ready for the machine. … Continue reading Pelisse Yourself…

Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020

McCall’s 6436 shirt, black stretch cotton poplin, fancy ‘silver’ buttons.  Pretty much straight out of the packet, D cup front, no darts in back, and shortened a little.  I also reduced the cuff size as I have fairly skinny wrists!  I used the Folkwear Frontier shirt placket as usual. Very straightforward, despite the sewing machine … Continue reading Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020