McCall’s 6436 shirt, black stretch cotton poplin, fancy ‘silver’ buttons. Pretty much straight out of the packet, D cup front, no darts in back, and shortened a little. I also reduced the cuff size as I have fairly skinny wrists! I used the Folkwear Frontier shirt placket as usual. Very straightforward, despite the sewing machine … Continue reading Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020
Two white shirts for the missus. ‘I need crisp white shirts’ quoth she [ages ago], and I obliged. Eventually. Another tried and tested pattern, McCall’s 6436, with minimal changes- I pinned the vertical darts on her body to get the fit she likes. She likes a fairly snug fit, so we squabbled a bit about … Continue reading It’s All White Now!
McCall’s 6436 ‘seventies style’ shirt, 100% cotton ‘Northern Lights’ print from Frumble Fabrics in rich green and blue. This time I remembered to cut the shirt about 3″ shorter [just as well, as I JUST squeezed it out of the yardage], and cut out the two piece sleeves as one-piece, using the lovely tower … Continue reading One, Two, Tree Shirt…SWAP 2019
I decided to do some cutting out, having earned this reward by hemming some trousers for my mum, and finally fixing the curling hem on a favourite dress [I’ve also taken some tiny darts in the too-wide neckline, go me!] So what did I cut out? Blue stuff. A sweater in some amazingly thick and … Continue reading I’ve got the [Greeny] Blues…
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
On another of this year’s market visits, we found some lovely penguin print fabric. We cooed over it, but moved on. Later, one of the party [was it you Kim?] went back to get some after all, and I thought I might as well give into the urge too [I’m so strong willed] and … Continue reading Penguin Shirt
Is thata joke where you live? Tacking ‘like a boss’ onto any banal activity to make it ironic? Works for me. Anyway, given that this is Hugo Boss linen fabric, the missus is definitely modelling it ‘like a boss’. I only had to nag and threaten a bit to get her out in the sunshine … Continue reading Like a Boss