Hurrah! Skirt attached to bodice Lining assembled Zip inserted [easier than expected, I used my wonderclips for once] Sleeves in [I did them following the instructions, and wish I hadn’t. I now know that my usual method of fully assembling coat and lining, then joining them, then finishing by hand stitching the sleeve lining to … Continue reading Cashing In! Cashmere coat #5
I had hoped to be wearing this coat for Friday playground duty, but despite a couple of hard pushes this week, I left things rather late. I have got it as far as an exploded view though- sleeves assembled [and oh boy I love that astrakhan long cuff!], bodice and skirt assembled but not joined, … Continue reading Less than the sum of its parts :Cashmere coat # 3
M7848 long coat, red cashmere I took forever getting this cut out, as my relaxation levels were very high throughout the Xmas break, and sewjo accordingly low. I don’t suffer from the existential dread some sewers seem to experience at the thought of cutting into good cloth, I just couldn’t be bothered! Anyway, … Continue reading Slow slow quick quick sew! Cashmere coat #2
Now normally I love sleeves, don’t see any problem with setting them and so on…but when I got ready to cut this coat out, I realised that it had a CRAP sleeve pattern. I really don’t like one piece sleeves for coats and jackets any more. Once you’ve seen the delight of a gently curved … Continue reading Sleevils! Cashmere coat #1
Bright red cashmere! We had a jaunt into Brum this afternoon, a military operation, with the missus dropping me at the Fancy Silk Store while she parked, meeting me in the rag market while I found a zip, then a DELICIOUS lunch at Cafe Rouge, fast shopping for veggies while rain PELTED down, then round … Continue reading A new Coat of…
Left in the Box-of-Abandonment [Not yet consigned to the Crate of Shame, but who knows what will trasnpire?]… The Bombshell swimsuit which is ALMOST good but needs tweaking. But who needs a swimsuit in November? Not this Fairy. Style Arc Daisy trousers in black linen: too wide, weird pockets. the fabric is worth saving though, … Continue reading Making plans…
I’m making a mac- Vogue 1564 to be exact, a Sandra Betzina pattern. I don’t have a waterproof coat, and this one looks to fit the bill, with its loos fitting shape allowing for layers of cosiness underneath, and a hood that looks like it might actually stay up. [According to the only review on … Continue reading Hey Mac-a-rain-a!