Let’s get Ziggy With it!

Here’s my gorgeous missus in her fancy-schmancy new StyleArc Ziggi jacket…at last! Light gold heavyweight cotton sateen [eBay purchase, not sure what seller], heavyweight ‘gold’ metal zips, also from eBay, shot viscose brocade lining from the Fancy Silk Store.  Lots and lots of hand stitching, because she’s worth it!   Advertisements Continue reading Let’s get Ziggy With it!

Marie Me…

Style Arc ‘Marie’ jacket #1 I bought this pattern a while back, [July 2016 lol] and then wasn’t sure about it.  I don’t really wear jackets, or even cardigans, very often [post-menopause, ]I’m more likely to be too hot than to need another layer.  It is pretty though… So I matched it up [finally] with … Continue reading Marie Me…

Hey Mac-a-rain-a!

I’m making a mac- Vogue 1564 to be exact, a Sandra Betzina pattern. I don’t have a waterproof coat, and this one looks to fit the bill, with its loos fitting shape allowing for layers of cosiness underneath, and a hood that looks like it might actually stay up. [According to the only review on … Continue reading Hey Mac-a-rain-a!

Ziggy sucked up…

…all my energy and will to live! StyleArc Ziggi jacket #4 You know, this is a lovely looking jacket pattern, and the end result is going to be good [even if it kills me] but this is so full of crappy instructions and problems I’m surprised so many people have managed to finish it! I … Continue reading Ziggy sucked up…

Zig Style!

StyleArc Ziggi jacket #3 Good news or bad news? Bad first I think: I basted in a sleeve and [fortunately] checked it on the missus.  Eeek.  As I’d taken some bodice width out under the arm, I knew some would have to go from the sleeve, so took a stab [this is me you know] … Continue reading Zig Style!