…Get a hat! Well that was easier than expected! For those who don’t want to peruse the diagrams or translate the Japanese instructions: cut out all pieces on the bias, adding seam allowances, and fuse to interfacing. [I should have fused then cut, but didn’t pay enough attention] sew seam in side crown, press & … Continue reading If you want to get ahead…
Vogue 1470 Tom & Linda Platt A bit slim fitting for podgy old me perhaps BUT I love the asymmetrical lines, my hips and legs are still pretty good, and I am ITCHING to use some of this fabulous silk dupion yardage I snagged over on a Facebook destash group. It’s embroidered all over in … Continue reading Party Line
Left in the Box-of-Abandonment [Not yet consigned to the Crate of Shame, but who knows what will trasnpire?]… The Bombshell swimsuit which is ALMOST good but needs tweaking. But who needs a swimsuit in November? Not this Fairy. Style Arc Daisy trousers in black linen: too wide, weird pockets. the fabric is worth saving though, … Continue reading Making plans…
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!
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
SILK! Silk in all its forms. [yes I know, silk is the fibre, not the fabric, but bear with me] I love it. The smell, the sound, the shine. Yum. My wedding dress in silk chiffon and georgette Silk/cotton ‘armistice’ blouse and skirt Wild silk Vogue 1410, Lynn Mizono [I love this pattern so much, … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #11-Fave Friday: Favourite Fabric
Well, that’s what my steampunk pals reckoned this fabulous African wax cotton from the Rag Market foretold! Black glossy waxed cotton, pintucked in a criss-cross pattern in red, it really does look rather like fancy leather [I don’t think you can pintuck rubber, lol]. I’ve decided to team it with the Truly Victorian 10 gore … Continue reading Edwardian Dominatrix outfit #1