I’ve finished the western shirt, or ‘Frontier Shirt’ as the Folkwear pattern labels it. It’s all in Tia Knight stretch cotton poplin, same fabric for the contrast piping leftover from the wife’s shirt. It’s quite straight up and down, as am I so that’s OK. The sleeves are good and long, I hate skimpy sleeves. … Continue reading Yes ma’am!
Folkwear ‘5 Frontier Shirts’ pattern number 212. Fabric: white cotton stretch poplin with navy piping. Fabrics from Tia Knight. Woven fusible interfacing on collar, cuffs and front band. All seams are flat felled. The pattern comes with two alternative fancy yokes; I chose the simpler of the two. I omitted the breast pockets, there’s enough … Continue reading Yee-Haw!
And on to my selfish sewing. I cut out all three on Sunday, and spent Bank Holiday Monday on sewing a few things for my lovely wife. So this morning it was my turn. First up, a tried and tested favourite, the Style Arc Tootsie. Short sleeves, no pattern alterations, straight up size 14 [which I … Continue reading Quick fix and parcels of delight
My first parcel of indulgence arribed this morning, the white cotton poplin and the faux suede from Tia Knight. The suede is a good colour, but not quite the weight that I wanted for the DK drape front jacket…so I’ve been a Bad Fairy again. I’ve pinched the length of slightly nicer mock suede from … Continue reading Next up on the cutting table
And we’re making progress folks, those DK leggings and shirts have got her twitching for the great wardrobe transformation at last… In the dedicated wife-stash: The punky, Westwood inspired collection. We have a beautiful length of fine wool suiting, Black Watch tartan smallish piece of snakeskin print chiffon [this surprised me when she chose it, … Continue reading Prospective sewing #2: For the missus
Next up- three shirts. When not feeling punky or doing the garden, OH likes to look very tailored and sharp. HRT has made her boobs grow, so only one or two of her shirts will now fasten. I nagged until she sat still and matched fabrics to shirt patterns. She chose these: #1 An unidentified … Continue reading Some unselfish sewing #2 tops