Here we go, as promised last night, pics and info on the 2 gray tops. Vogue 1440, Donna Karan shirt. Fabric- dark grey stretch poplin, from Tia Knight several years ago. I used this before for a shirt for the missus, another Vogue Donna Karan as it happens, the same on I made up in … Continue reading What a Gray Day!
[Apologies to Roisin!] Yes, as you may have seen over at Core Couture, that Donna Karan gets about a bit! Ruth enjoyed her company the other day and gained a beautiful DK gingham shirt. Ruth very kindly then gave Donna my address, and she’s spent a couple of days here, obligingly producing a mock suede … Continue reading But it can’t be Donna Karan…
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
** post delayed while waiting for the missus to do photo shoot!** I haven’t been feeling up to much all week really, but finally had a mammoth cutting out session on Sunday afternoon. I got cracking on bank holiday Monday, and decided to tackle the ‘non white’ sewing first, as I hate threading and re … Continue reading Wifey’s wardrobe [and another big shout out for The Textile Centre]
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
I’ve come to the end of the sewing that simply had to be done. I’ve found this year that it’s really fun to do a (sort of)SWAP, as my normal random approach doesn’t always provide me with a wardrobe that really works for me. I tagged it the SOIL approach: Sewing On Impulse = Liability! … Continue reading Prospective sewing #1: All for me mwahahahahahaha!
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
I’ve been sewing up a storm lately (as in, the last three years), and almost all of it for me. Bad Fairy. I’m always buying fabric for my wife, sometimes letting her have a say, more often using my superior age and wisdom [ha!] This has resulted in a pretty large subsection of stash devoted … Continue reading Some unselfish sewing #1 bottoms