MOB-ility

The fabric samples for the MOB dress just arrived, and I don’t think I’m any closer to making my choice than before!  ‘Shades of blue in silk chiffon’…and there we halt. I ordered 6 samples, which were over-priced enough to discourage me from wasting more cash on them.  The dress is made in multiple layers … Continue reading MOB-ility

Khaleesi does it…

Game of Thrones Daenerys costume, McCalls 7854, in grey moiré silk faille and grey furnishing chenille.  Both were gifted fabrics.  Shot acetate sleeve lining from stash, so this was a  zero-cost costume yay! Not without its problems, and although this is well drafted, I’m not impressed AT ALL with the finish inside.  You’d need to … Continue reading Khaleesi does it…

Greyed Out

Finished! HOURS of faffing about with the sleeves- the instructions were either weird, or the drafting was, or I was just too tired, but I basted and re-basted those damn hanging sleeves several times, then just settled for ‘OK’. The fabric frays so much it’s driven me mad, and my alteration to make the dress … Continue reading Greyed Out

Grey Joy- GoT costume

Nicely underway, Daenerys costume [Grandmother of dragons] using McCall’s 7854 and fabrics from stash for World Book Day on Thursday. I had ALMOST enough of the vintage grey moire silk faille, at just over 4 yards, but it’s vintage, so rather narrow, and I just couldn’t get the enormous hanging over sleeves out of it, … Continue reading Grey Joy- GoT costume

Cosy Cozy Cosi

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