Action and Distraction

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

Not Kilty M’Lud!

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!

Flounce in a Lifetime

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

Frilled to Bits!

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!