Party Line

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

Flounce in a Lifetime

Right.  Top part of skirt was completed a few weeks ago.  Bottom part consists of lots of panels…and lots of flounces.  9 large doughnut flounces to be exact, plus two short flangey bits [also already assembled] and two long rectangular flouncy bits. I’d already glanced over the instructions but I don’t really take it all … Continue reading Flounce in a Lifetime

Frilled to Bits!

So, the new iron [aka Big Pearl] is duly ensconced on her shiny new ironing board cover, tank filled, and ready to go. THe SWAP has moved along very nicely, and some new fabrics are screaming at me to either cut them out, or pre-wash them [those gorgeous oooollld silks make my hand itch, so … Continue reading Frilled to Bits!

Gather ye rosebuds…

SWAP 2018 #4:  Vogue 9114 [Kathryn Brenne] skirt in reclaimed black taffeta. A simple shape, with a  little bit of Victorian-inspired draping at the sides, which is achieved with internal ties.  This is a very simple sew, and I was pleased to see the style is achieved with internal bustle points, as it means it … Continue reading Gather ye rosebuds…

Cheap Frills

Go on, you  KNEW I wouldn’t be able to sideline this baby didn’t you?  Not a garment that is going to be assembled in a hurry of course, this is what I’ve been up to… I assembled the princess-seamed upper section, tried it on and tweaked it in a tiny bit under my bum.  Then … Continue reading Cheap Frills

Frilled to Bits!

I got it! The bay of E did it again, and I have my natty new pattern winging its way from the US… Think I may dig out the rest of this purple taffets and see how much I haveleft. Could work, what do you think? There’s also some of the lilac.  I think it … Continue reading Frilled to Bits!