Dress code ‘smart casual – frolicking in the fields’. Or what I sewed for my brother’s wedding

What do you do when you receive a wedding invitation with a dress code like this? You buy new fabric and make two new dresses. Of course! What other option was there? I had ‘nothing’ already suitable in my wardrobe or fabric stash. And it was a spring wedding in Queensland so I couldn’t beContinue reading “Dress code ‘smart casual – frolicking in the fields’. Or what I sewed for my brother’s wedding”

A dress for Granny’s wedding: Burdastyle 12/2014 #112

Back to regular sewing posts! Felicity needed a new dress for her Granny’s wedding. Isn’t it lovely that her Granny was getting married again? Love is wonderful at every age. Felicity had great ideas for an outfit, but we didn’t manage to find any suitable fabric in time. I was also too busy gallivanting aroundContinue reading “A dress for Granny’s wedding: Burdastyle 12/2014 #112”

Paris, and the next project…

Just down ‘our’ street in the 6th arrondissement The last part of our silver wedding anniversary holiday was 5 days in an apartment in Paris. Reflections in a chocolatier’s window. They were also celebrating 25 years.. Our location made it easy to pick up some cheese and fruit from the local open air market (LaContinue reading “Paris, and the next project…”

Tulips and twelve year olds

Semi tulip skirt on a twelve year old without an hour glass figure (yet)? Perhaps not such a good idea. But she’s happy ( “Hannah liked it” she said after its first wearing…). It’s a Burda pattern I’ve wanted to make for myself but haven’t got to yet. Burda have their useful hysterical description ofContinue reading “Tulips and twelve year olds”