Red of Sew Red-y is helping a lot of us to 'get closure' on our less successful projects this month, with her Fail February initiative. I got stuck on the third item for my Sudoku grid, and with stuck I mean properly stranded, taking three weeks to produce an unlined unfitted cape-like jacket with unfinished seams. Thing … Continue reading Fail February: Reversible Recall
For the final version of my Multiple Personality Project (a.k.a. Pattern Review's One Pattern Many Looks Contest) I tried a colour-blocked shirt. I am not a great fan of colour blocking, so I considered two not-too-contrasting colours. To add interest I wanted to applique a few flourishes on one of the front pieces. Initially I … Continue reading Butterick 6325: Arty Crafty Spirit Animal Shirt
I am really going to have to prove this is created from just the pattern pieces of B6325! The fabric has a silver metallic thread woven into the stripes, which begged to be paired with an exposed metal zipper. The one I had was 80cm long – so it had to be shortened. I … Continue reading Butterick 6325: Date Night!
"Oh Mamma Mia Mamma Mia let me go! Magnifico! Oh!" Okay, I am getting a bit carried away! But if it does not look much like the pic on the pattern envelope, here's why: This top is sleeveless simply because I did not have enough fabric for sleeves. I also knowingly pretended that I … Continue reading Butterick 6325: Composing a Bohemian Rhapsody
View A accidentally lengthened to view B: ....and then kind-of-shortened to somewhere in between... *sigh*....I should just have left well-enough alone! I can not resist the Pattern Review challenges. This was my first make in the "One Pattern Many Looks" Contest Challenge. (I prefer to view it as a personal challenge, not a contest...) … Continue reading Butterick 6325: The French Version
" Tomorrow, when the sun is shining and I have a family member who is awake and can hold a camera, I will update this post with a pic of me in this tunic." (At that stage it was 00.55 and I just wanted to meet the deadline for the Natural Fabrics challenge.) I finally … Continue reading The Don’t-Drop-The-Ball Tunic
My 2016 Wardrobe Competition entry on the Pattern Review website is done. The standard is super-high this year - there are some AMAZING entries - but I will be free-flowing through life in a breeze of salmon and blue, so I consider that in itself a win. The rules, in short, said that between 1 … Continue reading From Pinterest Zombie to Fourtysomething Flower Child
In 2009 in Europe, I was absolutely fascinated with the clothes displayed in the shop windows. I clicked a few unfocused pictures because I just wanted to show one of my friends how different clothes over there looked from what we were wearing over here at the time. Recently I noticed a buzzword on the pattern review … Continue reading Lagenlook? What is Lagenlook?