#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

Advance American Pattern A106 · New Look 6111 · Sewing · Simplicity 9192

Pattern and Pieces

Growing up, time spent with my grandparents, my Nanny*, my Great Aunt and her mother, my Nan, always meant games. Mostly these games required pen and paper, packs of cards or empty paper cake cases. However, if my Great Aunt was involved, the games would always be elaborate affairs.  There were rules, explanations and very… Continue reading Pattern and Pieces