[Moody Blues- a Brummie band, did you know?] Anyway, not white satin, but ivory silk satin, very fine, very slippery, very lovely. The pattern is another Style Arc Victoria blouse, slightly shortened – this time at the cutting out stage! The fabric is very fine, so the whole thing, bar the sleeves, is cut double … Continue reading Nights in White Satin
You know how I mentioned that I volunteered to make costumes for the school production of ‘Wizard of Oz’? Well I heard a suggestion that they were planning a papier mache version of Toto. My reaction? HELL NO So, I did some googling. The first thing I came up with was this free pattern from … Continue reading A Bit Too Fur
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
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
StyleArc Ziggi jacket #2 Zips. Zips. Zips. *huge sigh* Why oh why do I never bother to read anything on Pattern Review until AFTER I finish, or hit a snag? Ah well. Now, there are a lot of pieces in this jacket, plus zip pockets, sleeve zips, and a diagonally set front opening zip. … Continue reading Ziggi played for time…
…in more than one sense. Hard at work still sewing, even though not much has been finished yet. And meanwhile, at work, it’s hard. Very hard. Still, my new timetable gives me a long weekend instead of a midweek break, like last year, and I’m adjusting to the change of pace. Plenty of time to … Continue reading Hard at work…
Warning- long post…and 5th of 5 Between fittings: oh boy, so much hand sewing! Shell top I adjusted the pattern again, and cut out the gorgeous, but very slippery charmeuse lining. Because the lame was a bit scratchy against the skin, I didn’t want any facings on the inside, but applied the lining by hand … Continue reading Wedding #5: Jackie in the box!