#vintagepledge · self-drafted · Sewing · Simplicity 5631 · Vintage · Woman's Realm Special Pattern L147

Goth Gingham

Posting this, I’m as nervous as a Bake Off contestant approaching the Gingham Altar after a particularly gruelling technical challenge. What will everyone think?  Will it be good enough for The Handshake.  You know, The Hollywood Handshake.  Sure, I start every make hoping to be worthy of such an accolade.  However, as things progress, you… Continue reading Goth Gingham

#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

#vintagepledge · foraged fabric · Sewing · Style 1834 · Thrifting · Vintage

annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles

I sometimes wonder if I know myself at all.  There’s a rhythm to my sewing productivity and I’m astounded that I have, until now, been so blissfully unaware of this that at the beginning of the year I made a pledge that involved a monthly sewing target.  A monthly sewing target! I’m putting in a… Continue reading annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles

Jungle January IV · scuba · Sewing · Vintage · Vogue 7433

Jungle January IV – my jungle has a zebra

Zebra Facts Weighing up to 350 kilos… Vogue 7433 in a dense polyester and elastane scuba-style knit.     Zebra Habitat The vast plains and semi-arid grasslands of… While most at home foraging for information along vast rows of shelving or through the labyrinthine corridors of the Internet, in the winter this creature is a frequent visitor to… Continue reading Jungle January IV – my jungle has a zebra

Jungle January · Sewing · Style 4844 · Vintage

Midnight Jungle

A three-hander.  Sequel to My Jungle has Birds and Butterflies. Cast List Agent Velvet Black :  Velvet has always been in the shadow of her brighter and more popular colleagues: Intense Violet, Bahama Blue-eyes and of course the fiery red-head – Burlesque.  But not this time, this time Agent Black will truly make a difference. Pattern Patsy… Continue reading Midnight Jungle