Decisions decisions… I’ve been dithering, and distracted by work stress [nothing new there], but had a moment of revelation, which is igniting the sew-jo at last! The pattern which is calling to me the loudest seems to be the Edwardian lady’s sporting costume, #110 form Laughing Moon. When I knocked together my planning last week, … Continue reading Waxing Hysterical
Term has started, work is very tiring [of course] and I look forward to sewing in the evenings. Unfortunately, despite gorgeous stash goodies singing siren songs, and new patterns arriving at frequent intervals, I can’t seem to get it together. I did a bit of sewing on my Edwardian combinations last night, and all went … Continue reading Sew-jo, Sew-jo, where’ve you buggered off to?
Right. Asylum out of the way, and booked for next year. Steampunks in Space booked for November [more on that later]. 6Nap done and dusted. Now what? Well, today Dawn collected my new babies: #1 is a 1950 Singer Featherweight 221k She’s in pretty good nick, but needs a little TLC on her electricals, plus a … Continue reading New babies, and plans
It’s such hard work getting your other half to take pics isn’t it? There’s always something more urgent, like motorbike races, Kung Fu Panda, or a tub of Ben & Jerry’s. Anyway, here we are, 6 Napoleon in two forms: #1 Work casual The skirt with a hastily hem-tweaked RTW T shirt. I wore it … Continue reading 6Nap and Next Up
We’re back from 2016’s Weekend at the Asylum in Lincoln. It was our first time, and we had fun, met new friends, hooked up with people I only know from the internet, and were inspired by the astonishing creativity all around us. Here are a few pics of us in our finery, plus a couple of … Continue reading The lunatics have taken over the Asylum!
Another holiday, another sewing meet up: in fact, two! Next Tuesday, July 26th and the following Saturday, July 30th. For those on Facebook, details here and here Both days meeting at 1030 in the tea room at the back of St Martin-in-the-Bullring church. Markets, Fancy Silk Store, Barry’s and lunch. Fun? Loads! All welcome, come for … Continue reading Fairy’s Ragtime Band!
Last day of marking, and I might actually get some sewing done tomorrow. Or even tonight if I’m fast enough… Just as well as the parcels are PILING up. Continue reading Aaaarggghh!
Hi lovely people. Sometime earlier in the year I asked if anyone would be interested in a corset sew-along. Although this is labelled very loosely as a such, there is no start or finish date. If you fancy giving it a go I will be posting my construction stages in real-time and will be answering… via … Continue reading Sewing with Mother: Sew Curvy Sophia Underbust Corset — Mother of Reinvention
Aaargh! I came equal first in the Stitchers’ Guild SWAP 2016! I’ve never won anything before, and need to blow my trumpet HARD! Thanks to anyone who voted, and if you want another look at all the pics, they’re here on IMGUR.. squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Continue reading Breaking News…
Up…I’m making good progress on trimming the purple tail bodice, and only have to do a bit more round the neckline [but I keep changing my mind on the actual arrangement…] Down…It is [of course] taking longer than I’d hoped Up…The combination of trims is, to my mind, working really well, as all the … Continue reading Swings and roundabouts