Style Arc ‘Linda’ trousers [yup, still not pants, unh-unh] in navy ponte. Item #2 for the 2019 SWAP NAVY! ME! I haven’t voluntarily worn navy blue since school, and that was over 40 years ago. I suppose that’s long enough to get over uniform shock… These were the first Style Arc pattern I tried, the … Continue reading Muy Linda!
What is she on about? You ask. Well, I vaguely remember this being a favourite phrase back when I was in 6th form, I think it came from some torrid bodice-ripper someone was reading, and the ‘paroxysms of purple passion’ that were described. We decided that to be on the safe side, we should all … Continue reading Feeling Crotch-ety:Purple Passion Pants#1
To my amazement, typing Nina & Maisie into Google gets quite a lot of results: Nina and Maisie are apparently, ‘The Fringe Sisters’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022t8ls/p022t82w Also, apparently there’s a Nina from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ joining Maisie Williams [Arya in GoT of course] for some new thing. Meh. Anyway, NOT the Nina and Maisie I’m on about. … Continue reading Nina & Maisie
Almost the last 2018 make, I just remembered one more! Vogue 9254, Marcy Tilton dress. Teal ponte and multi-stripe ponte What a strange pattern! I like the cover image, and the line drawing is the usual vagueness expected from Tilton asymmetry and drapiness, so it intrigued me fo some time before I caved and bought … Continue reading Starring Stripes
Last but one of my 2018 makes… Simplicity 8177 Mimi G wardrobe pattern [again], a second version of the long coat, this time in purple ponte, sleeveless [because I didn’t have enough lol] I also had to piece the front facing and generally fussy cut this one. Minimal fabric waste makes me happy! 50-50 sewn … Continue reading Mimi Mi Mimi Mi!
Bear with me: In January, I hopped onto the ‘Jungle January’ bandwagon via Pretty Grievances‘ blog. I was paired off with the lovely Kate of Fabrickated, and we sent each other jungly fabrics. She’s blogged all about it (and me) here. I had such fun, I ploughed on into ‘Zeb-ruary’, which was just an excuse … Continue reading The Hasn’t-Got-a-Snappy-Theme April collection