The Westwood skirt is almost done [blog post already written, have some patience will you?!] and so it’s only right that I’m planning and plotting to get a nice big batch of stuff cut out ready to sew in the little bits of time I’ll snatch from my marking season. Florals: I’ve had this pattern … Continue reading Making Plans…not for Nigel, for me!
Good intentions, ah yes, I have those. The SWAP-based destashing is going well, using up yardage and remnants galore. SO of course, fate intervenes, despite the abject poverty of January. When lovely kind fellow sewers offer me yardage that they no longer want, it’s hard to refuse- especially when it’s GORGEOUS! First all these lovely … Continue reading De-stash? Hardly…
I got it! The bay of E did it again, and I have my natty new pattern winging its way from the US… Think I may dig out the rest of this purple taffets and see how much I haveleft. Could work, what do you think? There’s also some of the lilac. I think it … Continue reading Frilled to Bits!
Yesterday we went to a steampunk meet-up at Chatsworth House. The intention was to have a lovely picnic in the grounds, and also to see the current exhibition of costume that’s on, called ‘House Style’. From the site information: House Style demonstrates the power of fashion and brings to life the captivating individuals from the … Continue reading Chatsworth House Style
And we’re making progress folks, those DK leggings and shirts have got her twitching for the great wardrobe transformation at last… In the dedicated wife-stash: The punky, Westwood inspired collection. We have a beautiful length of fine wool suiting, Black Watch tartan smallish piece of snakeskin print chiffon [this surprised me when she chose it, … Continue reading Prospective sewing #2: For the missus