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
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!
I was hoping for some Mediterranean sunshine here in grey and dismal Brum, but it isn’t coming, so I togged up and dragged the missus after to take some snaps. Before we braved the chill damp air, I tried a few fast options for tops to go with this- I’ve found purple problematic in the … Continue reading Consider the Frillies of the Field…
Right. Top part of skirt was completed a few weeks ago. Bottom part consists of lots of panels…and lots of flounces. 9 large doughnut flounces to be exact, plus two short flangey bits [also already assembled] and two long rectangular flouncy bits. I’d already glanced over the instructions but I don’t really take it all … Continue reading Flounce in a Lifetime
So, the new iron [aka Big Pearl] is duly ensconced on her shiny new ironing board cover, tank filled, and ready to go. THe SWAP has moved along very nicely, and some new fabrics are screaming at me to either cut them out, or pre-wash them [those gorgeous oooollld silks make my hand itch, so … Continue reading Frilled to Bits!
…and I do love a good bosom pressing. But I digress. A week or so ago, I had that disaster, which some of you may recall, resulting in the death of my steam iron. ‘Not to worry!’ I chirped, not a swear word or tantrum to be heard. ‘Somewhere in this godawful tip workroom, there … Continue reading Pressed to my bosom…
I’ve been lobbing interim shots of all my SWAP makes so far into an IMGUR folder, and I quite like the way it’s all shaping up so I took a screen grab. What do you think? I have two pairs of black trousers sitting by, and I want to make another Brenne skirt in that … Continue reading SWAP so far- going strong