Wicked Witches, Fairy style! No pointy hats, no broomstick, I want glamour and sass. Engineering research? Definitely! Inspired by these costume patterns, I went for a rummage in stash and found plenty of remnants of black fabrics: I still have quite a lot of the very cheap peach-skin textured stuff from the rag market … Continue reading Oz Coz #5: What a World!
Glinda the good witch- I decided that blue was the way to go simply because of the several miles of variegated blue dance net I’d bought a year oor so back to make a 1950s petticoat for myself. Didn’t like the dress it was to go with, so there it all sat, occasionally exploding from … Continue reading Oz Coz #2: I’ve got the Blues…
You know, that wardrobe voice that tells you something looks good when it doesn’t? Or that it doesn’t when it does? That it fits when it’s like a sausage skin, or that it’s a sausage skin when it isn’t? Not to mention the lying damn mirror! I have a nice collection of clothes these days, … Continue reading The lying bitch that’s my wardrobe…
I’ve had this pattern for ages, and first made it up from a light lime green second-hand kimono for the missus. She liked it, never wore it, and has now outgrown it. Hey ho. It’s a lovely pattern, one of the now defunct [I think] ‘Vogue Woman’ range, V8434, which had slightly more mature proportions, … Continue reading Kimono-ver to My Place!
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
It’s been a horrible week at work, battling against managerial incompetence and the usual bullying. I’m only working four days a week now, to protect my tenuous grasp on sanity, but it can still feel like ten days. Sigh. My sewing mojo is struggling to get me into action most days. Half term now though, … Continue reading Action and Distraction
Oh eBay, my nemesis. Another parasol had caught my eye before I’d even finished the green one. No more after this, I promise! Here are the pics from eBay: The fabric is in better repair than either of the others, BUT there is still a rip along one fold, and several others are looking very, … Continue reading Gamp Champ: 3rd parasol restoration project