Category Archives: Works in Progress

VOGUE 2615 revisited/refitted. [part one]

  Once started, where to stop? I originally thought that the fitting issues with this jacket were mainly in the front pieces, around the bust/underarm area. But even in the photograph above you can see that the shoulders need serious … Continue reading

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FURTHER EDUCATION

I was recently reminded of Michaelangelo’s famous quote at aged 81yrs old that he was still learning, which fits my philosophy perfectly. If anything, I am the perennial student. If you want to tell me how to, I’ll listen with … Continue reading

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“COULD DO BETTER”

Echoes of childhood there! But the reason for it is this jacket;  No I haven’t been attacked by a large dog, I did this deliberately and what is more I did it to the other side as well!. I made … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP DOC?

I haven’t done any sewing since the week before The Wedding. But my me-made outfits were still in evidence.  I wore this dress with a collarless yellow jacket, [which unfortunately I haven’t got a photo of] to the family meal … Continue reading

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VOGUE 2615 finished at last!

I always intended to take my time and tailor this jacket as much as possible, but I didn’t intend to take this long. Everything was going beautifully methought, when I hit the snags in fitting mentioned in my last tedious … Continue reading

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VOGUE 2615 –

There is a blog that I read called “Feel the Fear and Sew it Anyway ”  http://sewitanyway.wordpress.com  written by Tania who seems pretty fearless anyway. It is such a good mantra that I think I ought to have it tattooed … Continue reading

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PROCRASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF [making mistakes]

[QUICKIE FRIDAY  ]You always know when you are putting off doing something when you resort to folding fabric, sorting patterns and generally organising your sewing space. So what was I avoiding doing all day Friday? The buttonholes of course. After … Continue reading

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VOGUE 2615 – day 3 – an unfunny comedy of errors.

Thursday 20th Feb.; In every life a little rain must fall and sadly today I have unpicked far more than I have sewn. I did finally get the second pocket in,[bottom left below] then I did a few dummy bound buttonholes, … Continue reading

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VOGUE 2615 [ii]

                    Just a very quick update. I covered the buttons in the dark brown faux suede filched from a charity shop skirt, as was the dark brown petersham ribbon on the pocket flap. A couple of years ago … Continue reading

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NOSTALGIA

This is my current project, an OOP Vogue 2615, hence the title of this post. This style is very reminiscent of a style my #s 3 & 4 daughters and I wore quite a few years ago. I found the pattern … Continue reading

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