Feeling shirty- SWAP 2020

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

At Last!

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!

Polly-amorous!

‘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!

Cutting remarks

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