Take 5

#MayWriteABit 2020 #5 A day late, but hey, the thought was there.  Random ramblings from ‘Captivity’: Lockdown continues, and every day is a weekend.  I’m a pretty self-contained old bird, I love messing about on FB, reading, sewing, cooking, eating, hanging out with my wife…so this has been no great burden to me. [1]Exercise schmexercise.  … Continue reading Take 5

Hup Two Three Four…

#MayWriteABit 2020 Well that didn’t start well did it? I’m supposed to be writing every day, but a combination of broken sleep with toothache and  a cross-eyed focus on sewing these scrubs, I … forgot. So this post, on Star wars Day, is for days 2, 3 and 4.  Oh dear. On Saturday [2nd] I … Continue reading Hup Two Three Four…

M’Aidez! #1

A few days ago I was invited to join “#MayWriteABit 2020 mutual support group” on FaceBook.  I was ambivalent, but have been reading group members’ comments as the kick-off date of May 1st approached.  I finally decided to go for it this morning.  Those of you who’ve been around on this blog for a while … Continue reading M’Aidez! #1

A Right Scrubber

Not that or that or her and definitely not her or them. A lot of the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ ladies on Facebook refer to themselves as scrubbers.  Not sure if they’re mostly to young to get the meaning, or are having  a bit of a laugh at others’ expense, but it made me … Continue reading A Right Scrubber

For the Love of Scrubs

Sewing mojo has been looooowwwwwwwww but yesterday, following a friend’s advice, I joined the FB group named in the title of this post.  I spent some hours reading the many many posts, people are joining all the time [over 4000 as I type] and subgroups are forming to coordinated efforts to make NHS scrubs all … Continue reading For the Love of Scrubs

Having a [Masked] Ball!

More theatrical shenanigans! School have an annual presentation evening, and it’s a HUGE deal, using the city Town Hall etc. [And yes, of course it’s very likely to get cancelled, but meanwhile, we carry on] I was asked if I could help out with costuming a production number on ‘animals of the world’, saw a … Continue reading Having a [Masked] Ball!

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

Pretty Pelisse

Thank the stars it IS pretty after all this work it’s taking! I’m rushing, so it doesn’t bear VERY close inspection, but it is now a complete garment at least.  I’m coughing for hours after coming out of the sewing room though, this is fluffy, fray-y stuff. Tonight I got the long sleeves in, tacked … Continue reading Pretty Pelisse

Pelisse make it STOP

Oh boy!  Laughing Moon #137 pelisse, OMG will it never end? I have been sewing away forever and I don’t feel like there’s much to show for it…I have to console myself that bar some handsewing [quite a lot] and some lonnnnnng machine seams [still quite a few] this can still come together in time … Continue reading Pelisse make it STOP