Monthly Archives: March 2016

Formal dress, all done bar hair and makeup

..and talking about sewing… here’s a sneak peek from the last and final fitting If she stands up straight those wrinkles on her stomach disappear. Whatever. Fitting is done. No more adjustment necessary! A fun after party outfit has also … Continue reading

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Dealing with a surfeit of bananas: banana pecan cake with maple syrup glaze

Banana purchasing in our house is a fine example of excellent procurement. It’s not very often that supply outstrips demand. But, when just occasionally, He who Shops gets it a little wrong, She who Bakes needs a good banana cake … Continue reading

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Japanese jacket

The formal dress is going well.How can it not when the best sewing day ever #2 was scheduled by M of NonSuch Sewing at her place? Even the snacks coordinated with my sewing . And that is very cool elephant … Continue reading

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Formal dress progress – drafting done

A month has gone since I last posted. I probably don’t need to tell you that the formal dress drafting has been all consuming…. And it’s now almost done. Thank goodness! The bodice toile is now a flat pattern – … Continue reading

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