#JungleJanuary5 · #WearThatGrrr · Butterick 3581 · jersey · Jungle January · Sewing

Feathering my jungle

Goodness knows that sounds like a euphemism.  Best move on swiftly. Jungle January!  5!  My most favourite time of the sewbloggy year.  Join in!  Do!  The annual expedition is lead by the fabulous Pretty Grievances who expertly guides us through all that is animal.  For sneak previews have your guidebooks open at the hashtags #JungleJanuary5 and #WearThatGrrr.… Continue reading Feathering my jungle

#vintagepledge · Betsey Johnson · Butterick 3719 · jersey · Margo · Sewing · Stretch · Vintage

gnome-one has trousers like these

One could argue that gnome-one else would want trousers like these.  But in counter-argument I would say I care not a jot because I like them a lot! A lot a lot.  I was sooo pleased to see them after the delayed-baggage-debacle.  If only the little garden gnomes could talk they could tell me where they spent… Continue reading gnome-one has trousers like these

#vintagepledge · fabric scraps · jersey · Sewing · Simplicity 5631 · Stretch · Vintage

Hot Weather Hat – Simplicity 5631 #VintagePledge16

I love the idea of a hat in hot weather.  Something to shade one’s face.  Something to look elegant and sophisticated beneath. The reality of a hot weather hat is that I can’t get one to stay put.  The merest whisper of the most gentle of on-shore breezes and pooft, my hat is cartwheeling its… Continue reading Hot Weather Hat – Simplicity 5631 #VintagePledge16

#SimplicitySewingChallenge · jersey · Liberty · Sewing · Simplicity 1365

#SimplicitySewingChallenge – Simplicity 1365 – View C by the sea

Simplicity 1365 is a sassy seventies sew.  Think Barbara Bach modelling Bus Stop, think Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels , think Linda Carter in Wonder Woman. Think middle-aged lass arsing about in America. #Holiday #ByTheSea #SaltMarsh #MultipleInsectBites It’s mostly rendered in a liberty print called Beth’s Flowers and it’s jersey.  Rendering this is jersey meant that I could… Continue reading #SimplicitySewingChallenge – Simplicity 1365 – View C by the sea

Butterick 4743 · jersey · Sewing · Stretch · Vintage

Expectations and Assumptions – Butterick 4743

  One of the many things that I love about working with an older pattern is drawing deductions about the time that the pattern was written.  I have no clue where you would start to search for contemporary accounts from seventies seamstresses.  The archives of Houseparty or Womans Weekly?  It matters not, I’m shunning the… Continue reading Expectations and Assumptions – Butterick 4743

Famous Frocks The Little Black Dress · jersey · Jungle January 3 · refashion · Sewing · Stretch

My jungle has flamingoes*

How do you like your jungle flamingoes?  I like mine bright.  Lookee here: Woah!  Bright, right?  And where to place said birds?  That not being a euphemism.  Although given that the flamingo fabric became the bodice section of a dress it could well become my next best euphemism.  “Grr, if only me birds would face… Continue reading My jungle has flamingoes*

Burda · jersey · Oonapalooza! · sewalong · Sewing

One link leading to another and discovering…

Oonaballoona from Kalkatroona:  A sewing star of celestial proportion.  One of those folks who are able to radiate warmth and energy using just thought and text and screen.  The link that laid me at the feet of O from K was The Sewcialists who have declared July 2014 as Oonapalooza Time.  Here’s their First Roundup.  Cool hey?… Continue reading One link leading to another and discovering…