…I’m regaining energy and mojo for sewing. The new job is going very well- as exhausting and time-greedy as I expected, but I’m finding my feet quickly, the kids are fine, and staff are a real team, which is amazing. I’m wearing my return-to-work wardrobe, which mixes and matches to great effect, and I get … Continue reading Slowly but surely…
In which your beloved Fairy comes to a sticky end with several projects… You know what? I think it’s as important to share disasters as triumphs. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I know what I’m doing, or that everything I make works out. You saw those purple trousers didn’t you? I can’t work … Continue reading What Kind of….
More cutting out- even I’m getting bored now! Closet Case Files ‘Bombshell’ swimsuit in bright blue lycra left over from Dawn’s unitard [not yet blogged]. Super-stretchy stuff is so hard to judge! I’m hoping this will be true to size. I’ve cut along three different pattern lines to sort out my hips bust and waist, … Continue reading The Final Cut
The marking is DONE for another year, the holidays can begin! I’ve had two days in my new workplace, and it’s going to be GREAT I just know it…they actually have a staff well-being programme! Blimey! So tomorrow I will be getting on with some sewing, snoozing, and getting the maths out of my brain … Continue reading FINALLY!
I’m so chuffed with the two OkiStyle patterns I’ve made recently, that I sent my thanks to Oki herself, with links to the blog and my Pattern Review posts. She replied to both, and here are her charming messages, which I thought you’d all enjoy as much as I did. #1 re the ‘Sasha’ skirt … Continue reading Great Okis from Little Acorns…
Okeri-Jokery? Oh I give up. The Oki Style ‘Joker’ shirt. WOW. Just WOW. This is one cooooool pattern, so of course, the missus pounced on it right away. I already had the lovely heavy weight stretch cotton poplin, with white self-stripe that I’d used for my Style Arc ‘Juliet’ shirt #2, and the wife had … Continue reading Oki-Jokey…
Oki-style Sasha skirt, purple/green cotton plaid Here are the pics from the website Oki is apparently a Mongolian designer, living and working in Germany. Her style is quirky, interesting, and has a Japanese feel to it … Continue reading Oki-Dokey
The Westwood skirt is almost done [blog post already written, have some patience will you?!] and so it’s only right that I’m planning and plotting to get a nice big batch of stuff cut out ready to sew in the little bits of time I’ll snatch from my marking season. Florals: I’ve had this pattern … Continue reading Making Plans…not for Nigel, for me!
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
I got it! The bay of E did it again, and I have my natty new pattern winging its way from the US… Think I may dig out the rest of this purple taffets and see how much I haveleft. Could work, what do you think? There’s also some of the lilac. I think it … Continue reading Frilled to Bits!