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
I was hoping for some Mediterranean sunshine here in grey and dismal Brum, but it isn’t coming, so I togged up and dragged the missus after to take some snaps. Before we braved the chill damp air, I tried a few fast options for tops to go with this- I’ve found purple problematic in the … Continue reading Consider the Frillies of the Field…
Right. Top part of skirt was completed a few weeks ago. Bottom part consists of lots of panels…and lots of flounces. 9 large doughnut flounces to be exact, plus two short flangey bits [also already assembled] and two long rectangular flouncy bits. I’d already glanced over the instructions but I don’t really take it all … Continue reading Flounce in a Lifetime
Well, fairly short.More SWAP gear. Today, black jersey with mesh detailing, V8793, a Tilton pattern I’ve used before. I’ve cut the double collar, but may not use it, we’ll see. That was easy. Then, a pieced B6287. A favourite pattern, I wear the 2 tops I made from this a lot. One pattern piece went … Continue reading Short Cut
Yet another Vogue 1410, by Lynn Mizono. I think this is number five. Here are two of the earlier versions, in silk and linen. I don’t bother shortening them to suit my height, I just let them skim my ankles. Such an easy dress to make, even easier to wear. I don’t bother putting the … Continue reading A Feather in my cap [several, actually!].
Vogue’s autumn collection always gladdens my heart- the summer one is just…well, impractical. It seems to be all little skimpy party frocks, and the winter one is all HUGE party frocks…all in all, autumn and spring styles suit my lifestyle, and the English climate, much better. Here are the ones that jumped out at me, … Continue reading Falling in Love Again
[Pattern-master, by Octavia E. Butler. A whole series of novels, highly recommended. Nothing at all to do with this post though!] I typed up a spreadsheet of all my patterns, marking off which ones I have made once, which have been used multiple times, and which have not yet been used. I also analysed them … Continue reading Patternmastery: a mathematical post
Status report on my lovely, only worn twice parrot shirt- I think it’s dead! I’m a total slob and got tomato/lobster sauce on the cuff when we went for a meal, and the wife persevered and got it out. SO I wore it again, and got food on the front. This time ,I decided to … Continue reading Polly Gone