And just like that, summer is over.

Okay, now, I understand that anybody living in a less temperate climate will laugh at me. We’ve hit 26C today, after all, and in most places I’ve lived before that’s considered a scorcher. There is, however, no denying the fact that I’ve felt the need for an outer layer in the morning for the last coupleContinue reading “And just like that, summer is over.”

Silver Needles P45 – Lady’s Jacket: finished

This post was in the making for a while, mainly because my camera has been super uncooperative, and won’t give me any good photos at all 😦 In the interest of science (so to speak), though, I’ll give you what I have. Please do accept my apologies for the appalling quality of the shots –Continue reading “Silver Needles P45 – Lady’s Jacket: finished”

Silver Needles P45 – Lady’s Jacket: the beginning

This was supposed to be the muslin of the “real” jacket I want to make. By now, though, I’ve come to the conclusion that this needs to turn out wearable, and if it does, the way I imagine, it should be The Jacket. Because I kinda fell in love with the gabardine, which sat prettyContinue reading “Silver Needles P45 – Lady’s Jacket: the beginning”

Preparing to get started

After some fairly excessive lamenting in my last post, a lovely commenter put her finger on the spot: stop whinging and get on with it (not that she used those words!). So today, I pulled the fabrics I had in mind for the muslin out of my stash. Surprise no.1: what I remembered being someContinue reading “Preparing to get started”

Do we call the Seventies vintage?

After going on about the impracticability of vintage dresses in my last post, today I’d like to present to you – vintage patterns! Or I think they are, anyways? Do the Seventies already qualify as vintage? I guess so – but then, I’ve heard anything from 20 to a minimum of 50 years of ageContinue reading “Do we call the Seventies vintage?”