SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 1-#3, green skirt completed

Yay!  I did some stupid things in finishing this ‘simple’ job, but it’s done.  I’d already joined all vertical seams, and marked waist and hemlines with basting stitches. I did some careful measuring and trimming, finished the raw hem edge with a length of convenient green bemberg bias leftover from my Vogue Donna Karan jacket, … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-Pack 1-#3, green skirt completed

Drawers…

Ma’s out, pa’s out, let’s talk rude: Pee!  Poo! Belly!  Bum!  Drawers! This was one of my mum’s favourite ‘naughty’ rhymes when she was a kid.  I know, right? Anyway, I finished my victorian open drawers tonight.  They are from the Laughing Moon pattern, and were very easy and straightforward.  1 piece for each leg, … Continue reading Drawers…

SWA(SP)P 2016

AKA Sewing With A (Steampunk) Plan 2016 Should I or shouldn’t I?  I first heard of the annual SWAP competition about 3 years ago, and then managed to forget/remember/forget it several times since.  I now know [via the blogospehere] several people who regularly take part, and I’m debating dabbling this year.  With my current preoccupation … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016