Another shirt from Folkwear ‘Frontier shirts’ for Dawnie. This one is in heavyweight stone coloured cotton sateen, with a little stretch. I had intended it to have the bib front, but we decided against, as it’s so nice as it is. Nothing additional to say, this is a very straightforward sew, all details the same … Continue reading Another shirty McShirtface post
Well that was a better day! The Armistice Blouse is done, including fourteen buttonholes and teensy buttons. I also got a parcel [left on the doorstep, which according to Hermes, counts as ‘secure in porch’-humph]. In the parcel, new Fiskars embroidery scissors, and my three-way daylight lamp. The lamp does duty as desk lamp, floor … Continue reading
Well actually, I can’t. My flounce-ability is defunct. My poor treasured ruffler is, like Monty Python’s parrot, no more. My much anticipated sewing marathon started yesterday morning, relatively bright and early. I’ve had plenty of time to prioritise and make lists, so job one was to be ruffling several yards of pre-hemmed trim, to make … Continue reading “…the girl could flounce better than a fat turkey on a trampoline.”
After a looooong week and marking, and finally completing the first unit [400 papers take longer than you’d think, I can tell you], I managed to snag an hour or two sewing this afternoon before starting on the next unit. Not enough, but it will have to do. I’ve still got just over three more … Continue reading Tucking in
I’ve been shamefully lax in my sewing this week, and haven’t done a fat lot beyond thinking about it, moving things around on the table, trying not to buy more stuff [fail] and struggling to keep sane while work pressure builds up again. The GP has upped my beta-blocker dose, and a day off work … Continue reading What’s the plan, Stan?
A heavy afternoon’s drinking at Pride yesterday, and a long lie in this morning…which worked brilliantly- no hangover! After this, a lovely breakfast cooked by my very own little breakfast queen, and then the rest of the day sewing. Just a short break to do a bit of maths tuition, and to watch a few … Continue reading La vie en rose (ou coquelicot?)
I’ve finished the western shirt, or ‘Frontier Shirt’ as the Folkwear pattern labels it. It’s all in Tia Knight stretch cotton poplin, same fabric for the contrast piping leftover from the wife’s shirt. It’s quite straight up and down, as am I so that’s OK. The sleeves are good and long, I hate skimpy sleeves. … Continue reading Yes ma’am!
Folkwear ‘5 Frontier Shirts’ pattern number 212. Fabric: white cotton stretch poplin with navy piping. Fabrics from Tia Knight. Woven fusible interfacing on collar, cuffs and front band. All seams are flat felled. The pattern comes with two alternative fancy yokes; I chose the simpler of the two. I omitted the breast pockets, there’s enough … Continue reading Yee-Haw!
And on to my selfish sewing. I cut out all three on Sunday, and spent Bank Holiday Monday on sewing a few things for my lovely wife. So this morning it was my turn. First up, a tried and tested favourite, the Style Arc Tootsie. Short sleeves, no pattern alterations, straight up size 14 [which I … Continue reading Quick fix and parcels of delight
My first parcel of indulgence arribed this morning, the white cotton poplin and the faux suede from Tia Knight. The suede is a good colour, but not quite the weight that I wanted for the DK drape front jacket…so I’ve been a Bad Fairy again. I’ve pinched the length of slightly nicer mock suede from … Continue reading Next up on the cutting table