Argh Ew and Argh again. I finally tackled the deep clean/sort of my sewing pit and it’s taken a huge amount of energy and time. I even wet-wiped the whole floor to get all the teensy bits of fluff and thread up that the vacuum cleaner seems to have trouble with. I sorted all the … Continue reading Clean Sweep…Preparing for SWAP 2020
[Moody Blues- a Brummie band, did you know?] Anyway, not white satin, but ivory silk satin, very fine, very slippery, very lovely. The pattern is another Style Arc Victoria blouse, slightly shortened – this time at the cutting out stage! The fabric is very fine, so the whole thing, bar the sleeves, is cut double … Continue reading Nights in White Satin
SWAP garment #4: Style Arc Victoria Blouse, in a teal viscose twill. This was an EPIC job of cutting, as the pieces would not fit on the folded fabric, and I had to mess about for ages to fussy cut it out of what I had- there’s only one piece you could get away … Continue reading Victoria’s Secret
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!
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
Style Arc ‘Sienna’ waterfall front jacket in jade green tropical wool from The Italian Textile Company This wool was supposed to be made up into that Okistyle jacket, but it wasn’t meant to be…the fabric is absolutely gorgeous, slightly two tone and you’d never believe that it’s wool, it feels smooth and silky and cool … Continue reading Oh Sienna!
Nope, not that. Not that either DEFINITELY not that That’s the one! I loved this design when it came out, good old Style Arc…but despite making two versions, I simply could not get it to drape at the sides the way it looks in the drawing. The first was in a red textured knit, … Continue reading Toni! Toni!
That was me playing at being a police car. Ahem. Enjoy this for a moment while I compose myself Style Arc ‘Nina’ cardigan in a totally LUSCIOUS striped knit from the good old Italian Textile Company on eBay. Their description: KINE KNITTED JACQUARD WEFT STRIPE KNIT MEDIUM WEIGHT By MAGLIFICIO RENATA SRL MODENA MADE … Continue reading Nina Nina Ninaaaaarrrrr
Style Arc Avery, two versions. #1 is the Disney Ursula cotton print, with a teeny remnant of toning thin jersey from stash, just enough for sleeves and front yoke [I tried to eke out the back yoke too, but no go] #2 is the astronomy cotton print, with another larger remnant of thin jersey, hence … Continue reading Avery Very Good Place to Start
Style Arc ‘Ebony’ trousers [NOT PANTS!]. FINAL SWAP 2018 garment The fabric was a total bargain from Barry’s that’s been in stash for a couple of years [I think]. It’s shirt weight, very drapey, VERY stretchy in a charcoal grey/lighter grey pinstripe. One booboo in the usual brief StyleArc instructions: the line drawing shows a … Continue reading Hey Ebo!