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
I was hoping for some Mediterranean sunshine here in grey and dismal Brum, but it isn’t coming, so I togged up and dragged the missus after to take some snaps. Before we braved the chill damp air, I tried a few fast options for tops to go with this- I’ve found purple problematic in the … Continue reading Consider the Frillies of the Field…
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
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!
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…
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
SWAP cutting, with a parsimonious theme. Three items for SWAP so far, nothing sewn yet. First I laid out my stash raided heap of grey fabrics, and eyed the Style Arc Lani tunic pattern, [which I got free after the problems with the Ziggi jacket.] It’s a woven pattern, but I wanted to dodge the need … Continue reading Cut to the Quick…or to the Slow
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!
WARNING- terrible pirate puns ahead! I bought this pattern on impulse [Simplicity 8285]. Lots of steampunks ‘do’ pirate looks, usually with the [fairly thin] reasoning that if we’re all travelling about by airship, there must be airship pirates too. [Why do you think we need all those goggles? Hmmm? Steam trains and airships of course] … Continue reading What’s a pi-rate? About 3.14 m/s