Well it is very late into Me Made May 13. A much-loved but elderly hat . My MMMay13 Makeover Pledge. A needle, some thread, me reading specs and the late-night-light of an angle poise lamp. Et voilà! There are a few more sun-drenched afternoons in the old girl after all. She might be slightly… Continue reading clutching at straws
Episode IV There is NO Hope A long time ago in a haberdashery far, far away…. It is a period of No Hope. Renegade garments, striking from a hidden drawer, have won their first victory against the whimpering seamstress. Yes, yes, you’re right. It’s a bit of an obvious frame for this, the Fourth chapter,… Continue reading A long time ago in a haberdashery far, far away….
There’s been much stretchy action in this chapter of Me Made May. Two dresses from Burdastyle 2/2013. Very comfy, very practical and no need to make these over. I’m desperate to call those demi-wellies, is that a thing? If not, can we make it a thing? Back to re-fashioning for the next post. I’m hoping… Continue reading And then there was yoga. MMMay13 Makeover Magic – Chapter Three
is worth two on the skirt? A mellifluous addition to Me Made May, those birds have the most enchanting singing voices. The story of this skirt was very almost a Cautionary Tale. For why? I hear you ask. Well, you see those gert great Dahlia blooms? I had to be very careful where I placed… Continue reading A bird in the hand
I am an emotional worker of wovens. I will not use the word sewer, the fact that it is a homograph for sewer makes me want to leap into the main drain with the effluent. Needlewoman I could do but I’m not sure that drawing attention to my gender is necessary. Anyway, fickle and flightly… Continue reading I don’t mind nerd but I do mind dork or MMMay13 Makeover Magic – Chapter Two
Trousers of Denim Diagnosis She be perfick Fit issues Style issues Un-recoverable Treatment An hour with the beauty therapist Day patient treatment Day surgery Radical surgery Outcome Perfect for radio Reality TV beckons Soap Stardom Film Stardom Obligatory Sewing Error – zip length miscalculation, zip underlap mess. Sewing Insight? You need a lot of height at the… Continue reading MMMay13 Makeover Magic – Chapter One
to sign up for Me Made May 2013. “I, Penny of pennylibrarian.wordpress.com, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear one item of me-made clothing each day for the duration of May 2013. I will also use #MMMay13 as an opportunity to re-evaluate my Me-Made and Ready-To-Wear items, for me MMMay13… Continue reading Dusting off my best quill and parchment…