Wednesday, 23 February 2011

What I'm Working On

Good Morning!


So last night I started work on the Beignet pattern by Colette. I haven't sewn a Colette pattern before, but I already love them!!!



Apart from the fact they're all gorgeous, I love the packaging, and the instructions seem really straight forward and clear. Even more helpful is the fact that there is a glossary in the back.

This is the fabric I'm using:

The Shell fabric is a deep red wool crepe that I bought at the Walthamstow shopping frenzy on Saturday. It was a bargain at 3 pound a metre! I was promptly informed that it was from Hobbes don't you know, and with a serious expression the market holder told me to 'look after it'. That scared me slightly. I've done a little bit of research and it seems the best way to look after Wool Crepe is to either handwash or dry clean - I don't suppose anyone has any other tips?

I'm using grey poly silk for the lining because I had some left over from Jacqueline's Jacket. It goes quite nicely I think.

So progress to date - sewed a muslin (too big!!), sewed another muslin (just right), copied the pattern with alterations onto greaseproof paper (no other use for greaseproof in my house), did tailors tacks and sewed the front. Hurrah! I'm making good progress.

Anyways that's all for now...

x Twitchy x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

WOW indeed...

I keep on thinking about Grosgrain's WOW 4 post. Isn't this coat just gorgeous?


I know this obviously has a skirt underneath which is making the coat more swooosshhhy, but it might be worth thinking about making this coat with a white silk trim on the hem, using Butterick pattern B5425.
Doesn't it look similar?

I reckon I could do it. After doing the the 30 other projects I have in the back of my mind.

Oh well.

x Twitchy x

Monday, 21 February 2011

An Introduction

Hello my lovely reader, and welcome to my foray into the wonderful world of blogging! Will it be interesting? Will it be fun? Will you automatically exit the blog with out reading it? Possibly. Possibly is the answer to all of these questions...
Basically this blog will act as a record of how I spend my time in dear old London town. Whether it be reading, making things - or my attemping and failing to make things - watching a few movies, exploring the cultural in this here city. Whatever it is, I'm sure I'll have some kind of opinion on it. Will it be worth listening to? Probably not, but oh well, I'm nice really and I won't hold it against you if you don't like what I have to say. I like bourbon biscuits...

So here endeth my first post as a blogger! Hurrah! I hope to hear from you soon, my dear reader,

x Twitchy x