Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Star Wars Skirt

This skirt is inspired by an inspiration from an interpretation inspired by Colette Patterns. Or, as I like to call it, The Star Wars Skirt! What’s our cast list? First, there’s Sarai of Colette Patterns. She’s the Yoda, obviously, the … Continue reading

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The Bombshell Dress Meet Up – A Direct Hit!

We Had So Much Fun! THE STATS 6 Beautiful Women In Handmade Dresses 1 Attentive Waiter 18 Cocktails 5 Bowls Of Chips Countless Cries Of Delight Where to begin, oh, where to begin? Yesterday my entire day was so full … Continue reading

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Zeroing In On Zero Ease

The biggest challenges I faced making the Gertie Bombshell Dress proved to be emotional and psychological. I really, really struggled to come to terms with the zero ease required for the bodice. What’s zero ease? Usually an item will have … Continue reading

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Gertie Bombshell – Up Close and Personal

Now, here are the details we all love – or the details that I love, at any rate. Am I alone in this? Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. First up, the seams: This is where the base of … Continue reading

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The Gertie Bombshell Dress

What’s that, darling? Work? Sweetness, I don’t sully my hands. Mondays are the day I drink Margaritas. Sometimes Paulo comes round to rub my feet. Put the recycling out for the bin men? Ha, ha, how funny you are! No, … Continue reading

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Look Sharp

I only own one pair of shears. I mean, I have a pair of pinking shears but they’re so stiff I can’t remember the last time I used them. (If you want to read about a serious scissor collection, see … Continue reading

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The Black Magic Dress

I was going to wear my latest Vogue 1179 with a pair of leggings. Then my glance fell on the red tights drying on the radiator and I changed my mind. I love colourful tights and this dress is the … Continue reading

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Sensational Snood Sweetener Winner is…

Scruffy Badger! Two colleagues have declared they want to knit this snood, so I think it’s a winner. I’ll be in touch for a postal address. Thank you all for your memories of childhood knitted items. I think I could … Continue reading

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A little bit of this, a spot of that…

The boning is going into my Gertie Bombshell Dress… And my knitted Christmas presents are coming along nicely. This is the Mustardseed Scarf from Jane Brocket’s ‘The Gentle Art of Knitting‘. It’s being made for my brother-in-law. (I am fully … Continue reading

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A Room of One’s Own

Virginia Woolf was so right. Everyone deserves a space of their own, be it mental or physical. I had both this weekend. The house was empty and for the first time that I can remember this year, I was free … Continue reading

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