Raccoons, raccoons, raccoons. Raccoons everywhere! I love them. To my mind, they are slightly sassy lady raccoons. Out for a good time. In a forest of maracas. Have you ever sewn with fabric that has faces? Lots of faces? I don’t have a lot of experience in this particular field, there were the lilo ladies but they didn’t… Continue reading My jungle also has raccoons
Oonaballoona from Kalkatroona: A sewing star of celestial proportion. One of those folks who are able to radiate warmth and energy using just thought and text and screen. The link that laid me at the feet of O from K was The Sewcialists who have declared July 2014 as Oonapalooza Time. Here’s their First Roundup. Cool hey?… Continue reading One link leading to another and discovering…
Not just pattern repeats but fabric repeats too. This Burda top in the fabric that I had leftover from Vogue 7799. Love the fabric, love the gathered raglan sleeves. Cannot get a neat neckline finish. And Vogue 7799 in fabric I had leftover from one of my firsts attempts at jammies and vest. A pink, elongated… Continue reading Nothing in the autumn schedule but repeats
Oh so pensive. In a dress that fails because it’s unlined, exposes too much middle aged back and is too narrow at the hem to allow me to vault anything other than the squattest of walls. One never knows when the need to vault might arise. As the material might just be my most favourite… Continue reading Make or Mend Monday – Summer Blooms
but there are other ways for me to show you that I love you. Admittedly, I almost never choose the medium of naked interpretive dance. Predominantly and very predictably given the nature of this blog, I choose the medium of cloth and yarn. Image Source Thanks nice neighbour T for posting this on Facebook. Can… Continue reading You can’t always come into my hamster ball…
Episode IV There is NO Hope A long time ago in a haberdashery far, far away…. It is a period of No Hope. Renegade garments, striking from a hidden drawer, have won their first victory against the whimpering seamstress. Yes, yes, you’re right. It’s a bit of an obvious frame for this, the Fourth chapter,… Continue reading A long time ago in a haberdashery far, far away….
Lets play word association shall we? “Stretch fabrics.” “It’s the 1980s, my wardrobe is that of a radical undertaker: Black stretchy leggings and over-sized t-shirts that demand you SAVE OUR SEAS or join THE EIGHT LEGGED GROOVE MACHINE. I have terrible hair.” “Pants and vest.” “PE. Track briefs. Forgetting your stuff. Track briefs. Cross-Country in… Continue reading Dr. Stretchlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jersey