Tag 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 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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Best sewing day ever

I had the best sewing day ever with my dear friend M of Nonsuch Two sewing machines and the overlocker. Sewing themed T shirt. Champagne. Delicious leftovers from the previous efforts of He who Cooks… Bliss! We were selfless sewers … 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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Coat muslin, IKEA style

I’ve listened to you and worked hard this weekend on my coat. I know you are expecting something like Burda’s vision of elegance for this pattern (BurdaStyle 11/2014 #111) But, I’ve made a muslin and it’s not an elegant coat … Continue reading

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The dilemma of which pattern

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the blouse I made for Felicity. I’ve made a lot of stuff for her recently. But now, the selfish seamstress in me has forced its way out: the next project is going … Continue reading

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