New fabrics coming to live with me (Gay Naffine and Lucy Giles fabric sale)

I missed the first day of the sale. Gay and Lucy’s workroom looked very sparse this morning after that first day of frenzied shopping by others! No doubt, everyone else’s shopping was a very good thing for my bank balance. And the groaning shelves where my fabric collection is stored. I did, however, find someContinue reading “New fabrics coming to live with me (Gay Naffine and Lucy Giles fabric sale)”

The after effects of the fabric sale

Blues Graphic blue and grey print silk cotton blend Blue border print silk cotton blend Blue and white stripe silk chiffon ( to coordinate with the border print, perhaps..) Teal blue stretch cotton woven Neutrals Cream and taupe stripe stretch linen woven White Italian linen Crinkle poly cotton blend Plain white cotton polyester blend withContinue reading “The after effects of the fabric sale”

Silly little dress (aka peplum top)

You can’t say I’m a slave to fashion. Any trend generally needs to be around for at least a season before I get around to sewing it. (Although that’s more to do with snail pace sewing and having too long a to-do list than any philosophical opposition to trendiness). Peplum tops are no exception. AtContinue reading “Silly little dress (aka peplum top)”

Red and white polka dots

This was supposed to be the dress I wore on Christmas Day. It got thrown in the corner, in great disappointment and unfinished, just before Christmas Day. I’m remedied the problems now. Jane from Jane’s Sew and Tell inspired me to get back to it after I saw her great Ikea fabric version. (Hey, seeContinue reading “Red and white polka dots”

Squares or circles?

A bit overwhelming together, but both the jacket and skirt work well as separates. I had some fun playing in my wardrobe. Technical Details Jacket: Pattern: Burdastyle 03-2012-109 Size: 36-44. I made a 42. Fabric: The fashion fabric is a French navy and ivory reversible jacquard polyester cotton blend, from Lucy Giles’ winter fashion rangeContinue reading “Squares or circles?”

Lucy Giles and Gay Naffine to the rescue (again)

This jacket has been waiting for buttonholes for several weeks. I made them today and sewed on the buttons. I even made a start on the matching skirt. Why? Mojo restored by fabric buying. Anyone else experienced this? This is my haul from Lucy and Gay’s 6 monthly home seamstress service. What are they, apartContinue reading “Lucy Giles and Gay Naffine to the rescue (again)”