Feeling Waspish?

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?

Slowly but surely…

…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…

Toni! Toni!

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!

Steamy Windows!

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!

Nina Nina Ninaaaaarrrrr

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