Vintage with a Modern Twist

I got The Pictures  from the photographer this week!  I compressed a few so I could include a hundred quite a lot in this blog post. * Happy, happy sigh * Do pour yourself a cup of tea, and enjoy with me: Meeting at the local "Burger Bistro" a few hours before the Matric Farewell … Continue reading Vintage with a Modern Twist

The Great Brute-ish Sewing Bee: Difficult Fabrics Week(s)

The creation of The Dress resulted in quite a few by-products...for which I vainly try to line up The Daughter for glamorous photo shoots, so I am going to do the unforgivable blog-thing and just post cellphone pictures, so I can get it out of my system and move on! The Vogue 8729 pattern did … Continue reading The Great Brute-ish Sewing Bee: Difficult Fabrics Week(s)

Vogue 8729: Bodice with Shadow-sweetheart Neckline Modification

Making steady progress, let me just say we can call this one: "It Is All About The BASTE." I have never basted so much and so carefully on any project EVER! And let me also just say: yesterday we went shoe-shopping. (Unsuccessfully so far.). In the shops it felt like every second dress had a … Continue reading Vogue 8729: Bodice with Shadow-sweetheart Neckline Modification

How we came to settle on Vogue 8729

*Insert shamey-facey-emoticon here* I worked on developing the foundation for The Dress until a long weekend dawned and we left to spend glorious time with our horses, no sewing allowed. Many hours, I worked trying to figure out that foundation. Manymanymany hours. Starting out with an internet sew-along for a boned foundation, which should have … Continue reading How we came to settle on Vogue 8729

About worn-out “jeanpants” and cheap dresses for cheap girls.

The last few weeks had been more-or-less-sew-less. Except for some long-overdue alterations and hectic wardrobe purges. I discovered the programmable darning stitch on Herr Pfaff is MAGIC.  Can you see from the outside where the seat of my jeans had been darned? Of course you can't! Or you are just too courteous to wonder how … Continue reading About worn-out “jeanpants” and cheap dresses for cheap girls.