I’m starting this by saying – seriously, never sew for an event. It’s stressful. You never have as much time as you think you do, it always takes longer than you think, and you never have to hand what you thought you did. Don’t even talk to me about the stress of waiting for much-neededContinue reading “Formal Outfit, Part 3: Never Again”
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Formal Outfit, Part 2: Toile time!
So, I’m forging ahead with this, despite the obvious timing issues. The good news is, the Belvedere Waistcoat and Fairfield shirt fit almost perfectly as they are in size XS! This was surprising given that in my binder, I’m almost 10cm smaller overall than the body measurements called for, and much shorter in height too.Continue reading “Formal Outfit, Part 2: Toile time!”
Formal Outfit, Part 1
Or, in which bad decisions are made vis-a-vis a self-made outfit for an event, because there never is enough time for this sort of thing.
Well, it’s been a while…
Unfortunately, that day job got in the way of that posting schedule. (Said day job is now… no longer a problem. Let’s leave it at that.) I haven’t branched out very much in patterns – in fact, I’ve barely set foot in my sewing room for a while now. But I’m definitely going to returnContinue reading “Well, it’s been a while…”
Monthly Makes – Nov-Dec 2021
Forget Christmas, or winter – summer is coming. For how hot Australia gets, I’m always disappointed by what’s on offer in clothing retailers for this season – it’s a big part of why I gave up on them and started making my own. (That and the lack of sun-smart styles – the refrain in soContinue reading “Monthly Makes – Nov-Dec 2021”