No. Not West Brom [even though they are local team]- I don’t do sport. More baggy trousers [still not pants, no, not here matey] from the Kathryn Brenne V9114 that is now officially a very tried-and-tested pattern. These are in some of the cool and comfy chambray that I snagged a while back from the … Continue reading Come on you Baggies!
Vogue 9114, Kathryn Brenne funky trousers, red cotton/linen crinkle fabric Finally! I got the wedding dress onto a hanger to wait for the next fitting, and with a HUGE sigh of relief, dragged out my box of SWAP sewing, containing the red Kathryn Brenne trousers [V9114], the red silk kimono tunic [V8434], Style Arc Daisy … Continue reading ‘Pant’-ing Towards the Finishing Line…
What’s she on about now? Preparing to cut out took longer than expected! On the cutting table, two more Style Arc Lani tunics. Now, the first one turned out nicely, but I dodged the FBA bullet by making the fronts out of jersey…and there’s still a little evidence that an FBA would have helped [I … Continue reading Up the Cut
It’s been a horrible week at work, battling against managerial incompetence and the usual bullying. I’m only working four days a week now, to protect my tenuous grasp on sanity, but it can still feel like ten days. Sigh. My sewing mojo is struggling to get me into action most days. Half term now though, … Continue reading Action and Distraction
Well, it’s kilt-ish I suppose! Kathryn Brenne skirt from Vogue 9114. Woven cotton tartan which I bought for a SNIP from a lovely member of ‘The Sewing Place’ who was having a stash clearance. This may find its way into the SWAP as I still count it as being a stash bust, even if it’s … Continue reading Not Kilty M’Lud!
I’ve been lobbing interim shots of all my SWAP makes so far into an IMGUR folder, and I quite like the way it’s all shaping up so I took a screen grab. What do you think? I have two pairs of black trousers sitting by, and I want to make another Brenne skirt in that … Continue reading SWAP so far- going strong
Good intentions, ah yes, I have those. The SWAP-based destashing is going well, using up yardage and remnants galore. SO of course, fate intervenes, despite the abject poverty of January. When lovely kind fellow sewers offer me yardage that they no longer want, it’s hard to refuse- especially when it’s GORGEOUS! First all these lovely … Continue reading De-stash? Hardly…