A new Coat of…

Bright red cashmere! We had a jaunt into Brum this afternoon, a military operation, with the missus dropping me at the Fancy Silk Store while she parked, meeting me in the rag market while I found a zip, then a DELICIOUS lunch at Cafe Rouge, fast shopping for veggies while rain PELTED down, then round … Continue reading A new Coat of…

Platt du Jour

Vogue 1415, Tom and Linda Platt tunic SWAP 2018 #1 Cut from a red stretch velvet remnant which limited the length of both bodice and sleeves [which is fine, I’m 5’3″ and despite having monkey arms, like my sleeves a tad short]  The velvet was originally purchased to make a Xmas nightshirt for my daughter … Continue reading Platt du Jour

Marie Me…

Style Arc ‘Marie’ jacket #1 I bought this pattern a while back, [July 2016 lol] and then wasn’t sure about it.  I don’t really wear jackets, or even cardigans, very often [post-menopause, ]I’m more likely to be too hot than to need another layer.  It is pretty though… So I matched it up [finally] with … Continue reading Marie Me…

Issy Fit

Style Arc ‘Issy’ knit top:  “This knit top can be made long-sleeved or sleeveless. The clever neck drape gives this top a distinctive look, while the angled ruching at the side seam is flattering across the front. This fabulous design can be worn casually or dressed up.” Now this is an interesting make- very quick, … Continue reading Issy Fit