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
I’m on a quest and I think dear Reader that I will need your assistance. I’m looking for a pattern for the perfect sleeveless shell. I want a pattern that uses maybe a metre or a metre and a half of fabric. A pattern that can be used with my odd-shaped leftovers, my remnants and my… Continue reading In Search of a Sleeveless Shell – Diana Variation
Good Evening dear reader, may I ask you a question? Does making make you happy? Making makes me happy. So much so that I have quite a few things on the go here at Start-A-Project-Central. There’s a bit of knitting : It’s a scarf and it’s a bit longer than this now but I have… Continue reading Pockets for Pleasure
Oh, me oh my, it’s been a testing week and I mean that in the literal sense of the word that it has been a week that has contained very many tests. Thank you (absolutely and resoundingly NOT) to whomsoever devised the mandatory testing of ten year olds. There have been tears, there have been troubled nights, there were tonsils the size of… Continue reading I’m a little bit testy and a little bit floral.
What *is* my problem? The women on the pattern envelope could have stepped straight from the rough-to-the-touch pages of my Bunty, Judy or Misty magazines. Well maybe not Misty as that was a little darker, the strap line on the envelope would have had to read ‘Little did Taffy know, the ring was bewitched’. Why… Continue reading Step Away from the Seventies.
What do you think? Fit for an audience with a king? Or, more accurately, fit to be in the audience watching the machinations of not one but two kings? Making this frock was part of some pre-play prep. There was homework of both a practical and a theoretical nature to be done. Want a new… Continue reading Fit for a king?