In which your beloved Fairy comes to a sticky end with several projects… You know what? I think it’s as important to share disasters as triumphs. I wouldn’t want anyone to think I know what I’m doing, or that everything I make works out. You saw those purple trousers didn’t you? I can’t work … Continue reading What Kind of….
On with the construction. I made up the toile in curtain lining straight from the packet, and left the neckline straight across, so that I could judge the sweetheart shape once she was wearing it. The train was very short compared to the inspiration dress, but I left it, and planned to just add some … Continue reading Ele-vating: Wedding dress #2
Get it? Get it? Oh, I’ll get me coat. Just in case you thought I’d fallen off the face of the earth- I’m hanging on by my finger nails, but still here. And yesterday, I did the first fitting of this year’s wedding dress project. I will not be blogging about this until July, for … Continue reading Tease for…Toile
Some months ago, I purchased a whole heap of Style Arc PDFs,including three or four trouser patterns [Ebony, Daisy, Willow, Sammi]. I started to toile two of them for Dawn [Willow and Sammi], and got hopelessly bogged down for various reasons: I hate toiles I’m not perfectionist enough to persevere with fitting issues I hate … Continue reading Toile & Trouble: Dawn’s trousers #1
I have spent today trying to improve the fit on the wife’s trousers. Some swearing, some hilarity, but I think I’ve learned from it. I’m concentrating for now on the StyleArc Sammi, as we both like the bootcut shape. I tried some alterations on the Willow as well, but I’ll explain why I’ve pushed them … Continue reading A bum deal
I mentioned that I’d succumbed, yet again, to StyleArc PDF fever. I bought three trouser patterns, and a skirt. The ensued several hours’ worth of cutting and sticking them all together. I quite like this, but it’s hard on my back!This was my haul: Willow -slim leg, side zip. Sammi-bootleg, fly front. Ebony-elastic waist with … Continue reading Load of pants…
Back to work tomorrow, and then of course, the Xmas rushabout. I’ve been dragging my heels for a few days, and not getting myself into productive mode as much as I’d hoped. BUT. I did get the spare room and dining room back into something resembling order, purging vast quantities of unwanted or unusable fabrics, … Continue reading SWA(SP)P 2016- a bit of a mish mash