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
I was so determined to finish this bloody silk bodice today. It’s been sitting there, part done, for so ruddy long, making me feel guilty. I just spent the best part of an hour carefully clipping, trimming and pressing all the ruddy princess seams in the silk, and in the coutil lining. I’m all hot … Continue reading AAArrrrggghhh!
Time goes so fast when I’m on holiday! I’m actually struggling to get my sewing speed up to normal- maybe I have just too many things on the back burner, so I can’t get a move on. I spent most of yesterday messing on the PC or napping, and finally got down to some sewing … Continue reading Bodice Shop
I should be finishing that bodice- but it’s so very hard to stop buying fabric. Very hard. We bought a new mattress and full replacement bedding on Thursday…and I got some fabric. We are painting the bedroom in grey and sage green, and the bedding shades are all grey, so we want/need a a throw … Continue reading Bodice Building…well, nearly
How long has it been since I cut these out? I looked back, and found it was…oh dear, JANUARY when I made the toile. The original inspiration was this image And I found McCall’s 4713 to adapt for something approximating to the look. I cut out two, one in the very last fragment’s of Dawn’s … Continue reading Bodice Conscious
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?
I know I’ve said it before, but I don’t care: I love cutting out! The scrunch of the scissors through lovely new fabric, the nice little mathematical piles of interesting shapes, the prospect of all that sewing to come. Yum! My fab cutting shears are my pride and joy, ably assisted by the pinking shears … Continue reading Cut out and ready to sew
I’m planning to do some more work on my outfit later, when I’m suitably harnessed. For now, some work on a possible Wildcard pack addition, the evening bolero. I’ve plumped for using a pattern from stash, McCall’s 4450. I wasn’t sure about the sleeve options, but I’ve knocked it up using the view C version, … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016-various