foraged fabric · New Look 6626 · refashion · Sewing · Vintage

Things from other things

Felicitations fellow fabric fans.  How are things with you today?  Things are tickety-boo in our tiny township, the sky has been blue and the step count has been high. Good news because I’m part of a Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) team and step counts count.  Go Library Academicals! Yea-s… and back to the clothes. As I’ve… Continue reading Things from other things

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*

knitting · Liberty · MMM14 · Natural Dye Studio · refashion

I’m a little bit testy and a little bit floral.

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.

GBSB · refashion · self-drafted · Sewing · Thrifting

Great British Sewing Bee Challenge – it’s as tough as it looks

Take one sandy afternoon, one men’s shirt   and a dash of Great British Sewing Bee inspiration. Engage elation, energy and excitement.  Warm up the iron, start the clock and off we go!! 11:12 Oh gosh, this is soooo exciting, what am I going to do?  Let’s have a bit of a think and a bit of… Continue reading Great British Sewing Bee Challenge – it’s as tough as it looks

foraged fabric · GBSB · refashion · self-drafted · Sewing

Taking up the Challenge…

set by Sew 2 Pro. You see that new button to the side?  That’s a Great British Sewing Bee Challenge button. I was wondering if this shirt:     Bought in a spirit of Jubliee red, white and blue inspired optimism two whole years ago could be combined with a trio of inspirations,   The… Continue reading Taking up the Challenge…

foraged fabric · refashion · self-drafted · Thrifting

What a difference a dye makes!

Let us consider the evidence.  A prim tablecloth reincarnated as a circle skirt:   Kinda cool as she may look above I have mentioned before  how she just didn’t work for me.  The poor unloved circular creature was consigned to the airing cupboard where she lay crumpled for many a month.  There was a brief… Continue reading What a difference a dye makes!