Well as you know we're in the new house, all is unpacked and yesterday we had our nearest and dearest over for a housewarming. So lovely to have our friends over and the next generation ( not star trek - just our mates awesome kids). Now the dust has settled I'm in the mood to… Continue reading Help me choose a pattern (aka being indecisive sucks)
I thought it was time I pushed myself away from the cotton and towards something a little slinkier, so when I saw Gertie was starting a slip sew along back in February I thought I’d give it a go. The massively underestimated my time so I only got around to it this week. I opted… Continue reading All Sewn Up: Butterick B6031 Patterns By Gertie: The Slip
You probably all sat there thinking "c'mawn...where's the sewing?!" lately didn't you? Well, I have indeed been Sewing for Vegas as I promised a few weeks back, it’s just been terrible weather here and combined with Timothy working away, and out of town visits to friends and family, I haven’t been able to get some… Continue reading Butterick B5895: The Gertie Capris – 3 Different Ways
Well I had a little good fortune a couple of weeks back (thanks to a big PPI refund) leading the very excited announcement that: *drumroll please* I AM GOING TO VEGAS! That’s right! In June I will be going to Vegas to attend the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, with a few of my burlesque… Continue reading Sewing for Vegas!
You may remember my post from January where I said I'd be getting on with the start of this Joanie inspired outfit by starting with the green pussybow blouse. It appears to have taken me an inordinate amount of time to complete. I have (in my defence) been quite busy with other things though; the prep… Continue reading Butterick 2475: all Sewn Up
I loved this post on Coletterie encouraging us to take charge of our wardrobes this year. I definitely fall into the category of someone who acquires things I don't use, buys fabric because it's on clearance and regrets it, and goes for something because it's close enough! I'm really looking forward to the follow up posts,… Continue reading A Joanie Start to the New Year & Wardrobe Architecture
I decided to subscribe to Sew Today to give it a go and see what it's all about. I have not been disappointed, there are two very handy articles in the two issues I have received (one on different types of "french" seam, the other about making your own wedding dress...I have an evening gown… Continue reading Sew Today: Pattern Pick Up