This UFO was cut out in our winter and now it's summer.I like the design lines of this dress and after seeing other bloggers use a similar style with a lighter colour, I chose this dark colour for my first ponte dress.I love doing jigsaw puzzles and sewing this dress together was just like a working on a jigsaw. … Continue reading UFO – Butterick 5676
This pattern has all the bells and whistles for a trench coat, but I really wanted a single breasted version. I'm making View E and it will have lots of detailing, even though I'm probably a touch too short to carry it off.So I folded out the excess from the centre front on the centre … Continue reading Single breasted trench – M5525
In June I received a PR message about this kick pleat skirt I made two years ago.Hello Velosewer,I saw that you made Vogue 8426 and that you mention having made a sway back adjustment. I wonder if you might be willing to share a tip on this? I've put together my muslin and I need … Continue reading UFO request – Vogue 8426
The mags and books that I bought from Taunton's arrived yesterday. The box they came in was a bit worse for wear and the Postie shook the box when he handed it to me and asked me what was in it. Funny guy. He then asked me if I was a teacher.I bought Sew Stylish … Continue reading Quick topper
McCalls 5007 wasn't too hard to make up. The fabric was a Pitt Trading remnant and this is a toile, so it's kind of an orphan at this stage.I like the retro styling and the fabric has it's own interest so I've used a plain black zipper as the enclosure. The lining is dark blue … Continue reading Chanel No 2. Phew.
Here's a pattern that's now OOP but I've only just opened it. Isn't that always the case?McCalls 5007 is another jacket that I thought was cute and could be handy.I used Angie's help getting the fit of this right too. This was my first choice for a chanel jacket. Oh well. Now I know that I have to wear … Continue reading Boxy jacket no 2 – McCalls 5007
Here are the other two tops I am making up for my SWAP.Butterick 5283 is the one I've just done twice (spots and grey). This fabric below has different properties to the other two.I like the colour of this fabric because it goes with my darkness theme. I wore the grey one top to work … Continue reading Reality adjustments