#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

#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

#vintagepledge · New Look 6111 · Sewing

Operation Orange #VintagePledge

Would you intervene if you thought that my obsession with all things orange was out of control?  I’ve banged on before about my passion for pumpkin, my craze for carrot, my tangerine tomfoolery.  It’s ongoing.  Orange with everything! That’s me shamelessly using something botanical to legitimise my colour choice.  Perhaps I need to add another reason to pick… Continue reading Operation Orange #VintagePledge

New Look 6483 · Sewing

New Look 6483 – I saw this and thought of you

Browsing in the magazine aisle of my local superstore I saw someone that I recognised but couldn’t quite place.  They were well out of context you see.  You know the feeling.  You’re at frozen foods before you realise that the person that you have just waved cheerily to was in fact the nurse who conducted… Continue reading New Look 6483 – I saw this and thought of you