‘Tis done! The parrot has landed! V2813, stretch cotton sateen panel print from The Textile Centre. A couple more buttonholes, loads of teensy buttons to sew on [I used ones left from my daughter’s wedding dress for now, they may end up different colours courtesy of nail varnish]. A few ‘French tacks’ [whatever they may … Continue reading Polly-amorous!
Hurrah! The worst of the marking is over, and time for sewing hath returned! I still have one unit to mark, but plenty of time to do it, so the pressure is off. I had a bit of TOIL stacked up at work. and booked today off, intending to try to join my lovely wife … Continue reading Parrot fashion
I said ‘buttonhole’, not this: So after 2 weeks or more when I haven’t managed to find any sewing time at all, I slooged away for about 12 hours yesterday to get ahead of the game on my exam marking…and claimed a couple of hours sewing time today hurrah! Parrot Donna Karan shirt? Don’t mind … Continue reading Buttonhole Blues…
I’ve just had a cutting out marathon. I love cutting fabric, especially with my uber shears, and having a whole heap waiting to start sewing makes me very happy indeed! This is what I produced: Two pairs of Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo trousers, in the newly-arrived blue leopard and pale blue stretch twill. Two … Continue reading Cutting remarks
First up- the let’s-see-if-this-works asymmetrical top. I bought this [now OOP] pattern for the wife a few years ago, thinking it might be a cool top to wear when she’s performing, leaving either guitar hand free as desired [you just turn the thing front to back, both pieces are identical]. I made it up, she … Continue reading Simply Red #1- red or dead?
[Apologies to Roisin!] Yes, as you may have seen over at Core Couture, that Donna Karan gets about a bit! Ruth enjoyed her company the other day and gained a beautiful DK gingham shirt. Ruth very kindly then gave Donna my address, and she’s spent a couple of days here, obligingly producing a mock suede … Continue reading But it can’t be Donna Karan…
A short post, and unfortunately rather blurry pics of the work in progress…I promise I’ll take better ones when I get this done! The fabric is of course from The Textile Centre on ebay, I bought 2 panels, each with 3 large orange roses on a random graffiti/newsprint background. Dawn didn’t really fancy large roses … Continue reading Graffiti and roses
I’ve come to the end of the sewing that simply had to be done. I’ve found this year that it’s really fun to do a (sort of)SWAP, as my normal random approach doesn’t always provide me with a wardrobe that really works for me. I tagged it the SOIL approach: Sewing On Impulse = Liability! … Continue reading Prospective sewing #1: All for me mwahahahahahaha!