Nights in White Satin

[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

Muy Linda!

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!

Oh Sienna!

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!

Toni! Toni!

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!

Nina Nina Ninaaaaarrrrr

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