I made french darts! And belle shaped sleeves (if you call them belle rather than bell it makes them french too.) I drafted this off my main top block and re-positioned the legs of the dart to the waist rather than under the arm. My totally-non-left-brain really rebelled, but I kept sketching and playing until … More Oh la la!
The next instalment in the *Naomi makes all the pants* saga has arrived. These are the Named ( ❤ ) Alpi Chinos. I like the fact that if you say the pattern name fast it sounds like a fancy coffee (as Jo said) or Al Pacinos – “Say hello to my little friends.” However given … More The Auber-chinos.
So I’ve been really digging on all these planning posts that have been cropping up in my feed. Love, love, love me a good list! Because then I can tick things off the list. So that’s where I will start, by revisiting my last planning post. Updates: The Blanche Dress – completed. Butterick 3551 – … More You make me feel like Spring has sprung.
So after the last Papercut Pattern debacle, I am pleased to announce that we have forgiven and forgotten and that my new PP garment, the Guise Pant, and myself have registered for wedding gifts at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I really, really love these pants because, well, #pants and the cut, and the absolutely beautiful, … More Pants pants pants.
My first week of MMM16 is done. The photos are, well, a record if nothing else. It’s also good to do an inventory of the MM wardrobe. What I know so far: I wear a LOT of seperates My mullet top needs cuffs to be added My blue pants need to be taken in I … More MMM16 week 1 roundup
I had this idea that I wanted to post every week in 2016, with the idea being that it would ensure that creativity features in my life regularly. And I’ve done well until April. However, the plan should not rule the purpose so I’m being kind to myself at the moment and will post when … More Purpose vs Plan
Dressing as fruit is a thing guys. I will take guesses in the comments as to what fruit I am, and points if you can point out three identifying markers. I made this sleeveless blouse / shirt last year but never got around to taking photos and talking about it. It’s a total stash buster … More Dressing as a piece of fruit.
Subtitle – More Adventures in the Universe of Trouser Tailoring. Last year I made a very exciting and significant purchase. I kid you not, this book has changed my life. It was not a cheap purchase, given that I had to get it shipped from the US but the sheer amount of information contained inside … More Mint Green Dream.
I am a huge fan of all things 20s and 30s. So I had a fabric-gasm when I found this fabric while in Adelaide with my talented sister. Given that I pretty much LIVE in pants, I immediately thought of some 30s style, wide legged, pants that would be suitable for boating in the French … More All Aboard the Deco Ship.
This is my second waterfall front jacket. (I have a confession to make: I gave the other one away. It just never felt like me.) This one is made from grey NZ merino from The Fabric Store. I love cardis and this is a way of making a slightly smarter version of a cardi for … More The epiphany of the crotch seam! (Another two for one post)