That was me over the last couple of days, choppy choppy, hacky hacky! Then HOURS today of pressy pressy, fusey fusey, bastey bastey. I then had a brain burp and decided that I wanted contrast facing finishes in EVERYTHING. So lots of bias cutting. The results? A mega-heap of sewing waiting for a couple of … Continue reading Cutting a Swathe
That poor shirt- it’s been worn twice and washed about 5 times now, including three spot treatments and a soak. Finally, all my mess has been removed, and it’s sparkling white again. Bearing in mind that I only got a bit of sauce on the front from my chicken wrap, the mess has been out … Continue reading Polly-un-splat-urated!
Status report on my lovely, only worn twice parrot shirt- I think it’s dead! I’m a total slob and got tomato/lobster sauce on the cuff when we went for a meal, and the wife persevered and got it out. SO I wore it again, and got food on the front. This time ,I decided to … Continue reading Polly Gone
Phew! That was a mammoth cutty-sticky-gluey-tapey session. In true Fairy fashion, I’ve put together not one, but FIVE PDF patterns. To whit: Style Arc Mindie, Etta, and Ann Katy and Laney tap shorts A Verb for Keeping Warm, Nell shirt All went together fine, apart from one panel of the Nell pattern, which didn’t line … Continue reading Wishy Washy
Here we go, as promised last night, pics and info on the 2 gray tops. Vogue 1440, Donna Karan shirt. Fabric- dark grey stretch poplin, from Tia Knight several years ago. I used this before for a shirt for the missus, another Vogue Donna Karan as it happens, the same on I made up in … Continue reading What a Gray Day!
Well, I wasn’t going to alarm you by going for THAT title, now was I? After a marathon sesion of basting, machining, handsewing, and more basting [and a few forgetful moments and slight tweaks] the two gray shirts are done. Pictures in the next post. It’s been a hellacious couple of days, with all sorts … Continue reading Shifty Grades of Fey…
Well, I’ve had some of the marking money, the holidays have started, and it’s the wife’s birthday on Sunday, so we’ve started the fun by dropping into Majestic Wines on the way to a rather scrummy pub lunch on the way home. So, one nap later [I’m a lightweight these days, sorry] I’m doing a … Continue reading No Self Control…