Bottoms Up! #2

Last of the current batch: StyleArc ‘Mindi’ jeans skirt, zip front and zip patch pockets.  Red stretch denim, insides finished in self made bias from Mickey Mouse brushed cotton.  If I tell you that I originally bought this fabric from a market stall to make something for my son when he was about 2. [and … Continue reading Bottoms Up! #2

Bottoms Up! #1

Katy & Laney tap shorts.  Purple linen/viscose from MyFabrics.  Facings in Tana lawn. Another weird case of measuring carefully, cutting correct size…then finding it doesn’t fit me anywhere.  My belly required size 18, my hips size 8!  Blimey try grading between those lol I did my best, and although I’d originally planned to bind all … Continue reading Bottoms Up! #1

Steamed up

I’m all excited!  I finally got the chance to justify making this little beauty, a pattern which I indulged in ages ago on a whim, and just take out from time to time for stroking purposes… A friend has hinted that he’s planning a costume party,and that he wants to make it ‘sort of Victorian’ … Continue reading Steamed up

At Last!

I’ve finally had a letter saying the redundancy threat is lifted.  It arrived before we went on our day out on Saturday, so I delayed opening it in case it spoiled the day…phew! We had a lovely, sunshiney, blue skies day out at Goodrich castle and Symonds Yat.  Cream tea, pub lunch, a stroll by … Continue reading At Last!

Acting out?

[Warning- waffly reminiscence post coming up!] For a few years, back in the 90s when my kids were small, I made costumes for a local amateur opera company. I’d always been interested in historical costumes, loving the covers of my mum’s extensive paperback collection! In 1970. I watched ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII’ with … Continue reading Acting out?