Category Archives: WIP

Brighton fabric shopping and other travelling stuff

I have the best job. I’m a wine scientist and I get to go to wine conferences all around the world. And usually in very nice places. Like Brighton, England. Brighton Pier, from the perspective of a merry-go-round horse Who … Continue reading

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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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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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Formal dress drafting…part 1

Felicity *loves* this part of dressmaking As a side note, who would have known printed scuba was so good for toiles? When it’s inside out you can draw in the changes so easily with sharpies or textas (and random smiley … Continue reading

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Oscar de la Renta sushi

There are no more excuses! Felicity’s formal dress is done. The landscape dress project is relegated to later in the year. I’ve muslined the pattern. This fabric has to be made into a coat. Now. So I put my big … Continue reading

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Formal Dress progress with bonus Easter cuteness

It has got to that stage. Of not liking what I am sewing. It’s not because I don’t like the colours of the fabrics I’m using… Graphic fashion fabric on the left, neon yellow crepe for the bodice underlayer on … Continue reading

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Crop top or Formal dress muslin #1

I hope you’re not sick of reading about my WIPs (works in progress). This time its Felicity’s Formal dress: BurdaStyle 12/2013 #130 Whilst going through my fabric stash for something else, Felicity spied this polyester woven and wanted to know … Continue reading

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