McCall’s 6436 shirt, black stretch cotton poplin, fancy ‘silver’ buttons. Pretty much straight out of the packet, D cup front, no darts in back, and shortened a little. I also reduced the cuff size as I have fairly skinny wrists! I used the Folkwear Frontier shirt placket as usual. Very straightforward, despite the sewing machine … Continue reading Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020
Before and after shots of the great clean up! Eeek! A marathon pressing, prepping and cutting session later, and I have 7 tops cut out ready to sew, mostly for my SWAP collection. The Avid Seamstress ‘Drop Sleeve Top’ in ivory cotton [with maybe some linen, I can’t recall] twill, very soft, very drapey, reminiscent … Continue reading You’re the Tops! : SWAP 2020
Argh Ew and Argh again. I finally tackled the deep clean/sort of my sewing pit and it’s taken a huge amount of energy and time. I even wet-wiped the whole floor to get all the teensy bits of fluff and thread up that the vacuum cleaner seems to have trouble with. I sorted all the … Continue reading Clean Sweep…Preparing for SWAP 2020
I’ve finally had a letter saying the redundancy threat is lifted. It arrived before we went on our day out on Saturday, so I delayed opening it in case it spoiled the day…phew! We had a lovely, sunshiney, blue skies day out at Goodrich castle and Symonds Yat. Cream tea, pub lunch, a stroll by … Continue reading At Last!
‘Tis done! The parrot has landed! V2813, stretch cotton sateen panel print from The Textile Centre. A couple more buttonholes, loads of teensy buttons to sew on [I used ones left from my daughter’s wedding dress for now, they may end up different colours courtesy of nail varnish]. A few ‘French tacks’ [whatever they may … Continue reading Polly-amorous!
I’ve just had a cutting out marathon. I love cutting fabric, especially with my uber shears, and having a whole heap waiting to start sewing makes me very happy indeed! This is what I produced: Two pairs of Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo trousers, in the newly-arrived blue leopard and pale blue stretch twill. Two … Continue reading Cutting remarks