Earlier this month the Brisbane Spoolettes held their annual high tea and I loved joining them again this year.It just so happened I was testing Simplicity 2154 retro 1960s jacket and I used this stretch woven fabric for it.The jacket pattern isn't designed to be closed so while I added a snap closure to the … Continue reading Brisbane Spoolette high tea combo
After jackets and jeans, I back off for a while and play with design ideas I've seen but can't find the right commercial pattern. That takes a bit more thinking space but once the plan is ready and tested, it's usually a quick make.The ideaFour years ago I carved up a basic tee pattern to make … Continue reading What if
Firmoo.com emailed me to try their glasses. So I chose to give you the opportunity to try their glasses as my prescription is complex. Firmoo.com is an online eyeglasses store that I've never heard of because I don't shop for glasses online. I've only bought contact lenses online.Firmoo.com to offer varieties of prescription eyewear in high … Continue reading What a free pair of specs?
Pants, especially jeans, can 'do your head in' when you first start trying to make them. After sewing pants/jeans, the adjustments I make are always the same. Grab a cuppa and continue reading.I've been watching Bootstrap Fashion very closely. When they first launched I wasn't sure what they were about. Now I've seen how they've … Continue reading Bootstrap Fashion jeans #1
I chose Simplicity 1460 in December before the Vintage Pattern pledge began this year and it's now one of my vintage pattern pledge projects.From the measurements I chose size 14. That's my current waist size and the review I read mentioned the waist measurement as an issue to keep in mind. This blue retro print version … Continue reading Vintage 1950s blouse
What do you get when you combine a vintage blouse, a retro suit, denim and a touch of Erudite office style? This month's Minerva Crafts UK project.You could say I'm very easily influenced by lots of ideas and none of these ideas are mine. Truly.Let's take a simple 1950s vintage style from Simplicity (1460) and … Continue reading Vintage retro