McCall’s 6436 shirt, black stretch cotton poplin, fancy ‘silver’ buttons. Pretty much straight out of the packet, D cup front, no darts in back, and shortened a little. I also reduced the cuff size as I have fairly skinny wrists! I used the Folkwear Frontier shirt placket as usual. Very straightforward, despite the sewing machine … Continue reading Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020
Before and after shots of the great clean up! Eeek! A marathon pressing, prepping and cutting session later, and I have 7 tops cut out ready to sew, mostly for my SWAP collection. The Avid Seamstress ‘Drop Sleeve Top’ in ivory cotton [with maybe some linen, I can’t recall] twill, very soft, very drapey, reminiscent … Continue reading You’re the Tops! : SWAP 2020
Argh Ew and Argh again. I finally tackled the deep clean/sort of my sewing pit and it’s taken a huge amount of energy and time. I even wet-wiped the whole floor to get all the teensy bits of fluff and thread up that the vacuum cleaner seems to have trouble with. I sorted all the … Continue reading Clean Sweep…Preparing for SWAP 2020
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
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!
Not me, the one who needs to sing before it’s all over! The ‘at risk of redundancy’ process [standing at a whopping two months today] has got as far as the powers that be letting us know that ‘those at highest risk’ have now been informed, and the next stage SHOULD be over by Tuesday … Continue reading The fat lady is keeping her gob shut…
Look what I found in Googleland- Remind you of anything? Of course, the more mature model is FAR more attractive. Ahem. Continue reading Well I never!
As ever, I had plans for today: mostly to get all the things done that I didn’t do yesterday. Sigh. What have I actually managed to do? Faffed about on computer being amazed at how much action this blog saw yesterday Got dressed just in time for tuition #1 Faffed on computer a bit more … Continue reading Lazy Sunday Afternoon