Yee-Haw!

Folkwear ‘5 Frontier Shirts’ pattern number 212.  Fabric:  white cotton stretch poplin with navy piping.  Fabrics from Tia Knight.  Woven fusible interfacing on collar, cuffs and front band.  All seams are flat felled. The pattern comes with two alternative fancy yokes; I chose the simpler of the two.  I omitted the breast pockets, there’s enough … Continue reading Yee-Haw!

Wifey’s wardrobe [and another big shout out for The Textile Centre]

** post delayed while waiting for the missus to do  photo shoot!** I haven’t been feeling up to much all week really, but finally had a mammoth cutting out session on Sunday afternoon.  I got cracking on bank holiday Monday, and decided to tackle the ‘non white’ sewing first, as I hate threading and re … Continue reading Wifey’s wardrobe [and another big shout out for The Textile Centre]

Sweet tooth

I had a tooth out three days ago.  This is itself may not seem much, but I’m a complete wimp when it comes to dentistry, and had never had a tooth out without general anaesthetic…but I managed it! My new dentist’s surgery advertise themselves as ‘painless’, and ‘syringe free’.  I must say this influenced my … Continue reading Sweet tooth

New arrival

Not some Royal sponger, but my lovely parcel of delight from The Textile Centre. Oooh! My first reaction, when I ripped open the packaging [no restraint for THIS Fairy thank you very much] was ‘I didn’t order this!’ It looked like a length of white-on-white jacquard, when I was expecting green roses, giant parrots, and … Continue reading New arrival