Monthly Making

2016 in pictures I make this 45 garments [I thought it would be more, but hey-ho, some were extremely time-consuming] 11 for Dawn, 4 for other family members…and 30 for me.  Ahem.  Selfish sewing alert!  Of that thirty, only 6 items weren’t steampunk or dress-up.  Hilarious! On the extrememly positive side, I don’t think I’ve … Continue reading Monthly Making

Late Bloomer

Part 2 of The Edwardian cycling outfit from  Laughing Moon #110.  I was originally planning to make the entire outfit in the African wax print, but pattern matching and fabric width defeated me.  I got this rather gorgeous quality black cotton sateen as a substitute, and used it for the collar on the jacket, to … Continue reading Late Bloomer

Art of Africa

The African wax print cycling jacket is nearly done, so I thought I’d give you a couple of teaser pics and a progress report.  Proper pics over the weekend, once the buttons are on! The pattern is Laughing Moon #110, which is apparently a copy of an original 1890s pattern.  The back has two stitched … Continue reading Art of Africa