The first photo is a close view of pad stitching from the outside.The next picture shows the stitching from the inside.You start sewing from the outside arch and make your way into the centre, and that's pretty much it.To add more body to the collar, add another pieces of interfacing, the shape of the arch.The third picture … Continue reading Pad stitching
Trying to be photogenicWith DH away most of last week, I had time to play with this jacket. The days started to warm up last week so I freaked out and decided to finish this jacket asap. Today it's cold again so it was great to wear the jacket, after finishing the hand stitched hems … Continue reading Jacket #3 – M4596
DN had her 21st last weekend and my dilemma was the usual, "what to wear?".I had a few ideas in my head but what resulted was a TNT dress in blue shot silk. The fabric was a remnant pieces so I doubt it was real silk. It was cost $3/m.The fit was good but I … Continue reading What’s cocktail dressing
We had a quiet day in after actually going out on a Saturday night, so I cooked.The secret action was to cover it with alfoil at the end and let it cook. I took it off the heat before the rice burned, which is a no-no, so next time I'll leave it to burn a … Continue reading Paella
Sorry about the pic qualities but I've snaffled these from DN's page so you can see that I did wear both the dress and jacket at her 21st.We all had a great time and the youngest in the family made it through to midnight on the dancefloor. It's a family trait. The jacket is chanel … Continue reading Outfit in action
BaklavaThis is my latest batch of Baklava. It has a mix of almonds and walnuts and the syrup is a sugar, water and lemon mix.I wanted to use up the filo after making spanakopita a couple of weeks ago.
Here's how I tested out the neckline. Yes I wore it over another top so I could see where the neckline sat, so I would feel comfortable and not self conscious.This is the finished top with a bit of sewing to keep the bolero piece sitting over the bra straps underneath. I will rejig this … Continue reading The pictures I owe you – v2980