Remember that Dogstar dress? The ‘Six Napoleon Challenge’? Remember when half a dozen sewing bloggers [me included] had ago at making our own takes on that fabulous garment? I wear the skirt A LOT. The wonky t shirt got binned, the steampunk top was more of a giggle, but I love wearing all that silk…it … Continue reading Feeling Waspish?
FAME!!! I’ve just been featured on Pattern Review which is a bit of a giggle. There may be more fame in the offing, details very soon… Continue reading Five minutes of..
…I’m regaining energy and mojo for sewing. The new job is going very well- as exhausting and time-greedy as I expected, but I’m finding my feet quickly, the kids are fine, and staff are a real team, which is amazing. I’m wearing my return-to-work wardrobe, which mixes and matches to great effect, and I get … Continue reading Slowly but surely…
Nope, not that. Not that either DEFINITELY not that That’s the one! I loved this design when it came out, good old Style Arc…but despite making two versions, I simply could not get it to drape at the sides the way it looks in the drawing. The first was in a red textured knit, … Continue reading Toni! Toni!
In which your beloved Fairy comes to a sticky end with several projects… You know what? I think it’s as important to share disasters as triumphs. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I know what I’m doing, or that everything I make works out. You saw those purple trousers didn’t you? I can’t work … Continue reading What Kind of….
Not Tina Turner [grrrr-owl] but Steampunk of course. Lincoln’s Weekend at the Asylum, 2018. This is a long post, I’ve pinched lots of pictures from Facebook because we NEVER see all the best stuff! It should have been posted a few days ago, but IMGUR went wonky and I couldn’t attach any pictures. Enjoy! We … Continue reading Steamy Windows!
That was me playing at being a police car. Ahem. Enjoy this for a moment while I compose myself Style Arc ‘Nina’ cardigan in a totally LUSCIOUS striped knit from the good old Italian Textile Company on eBay. Their description: KINE KNITTED JACQUARD WEFT STRIPE KNIT MEDIUM WEIGHT By MAGLIFICIO RENATA SRL MODENA MADE … Continue reading Nina Nina Ninaaaaarrrrr