Vogue 8499 – Marcy Tilton trousers
Now I might be a big fan of Marcy’s designs, but I do not recommend this pattern. (Left) This is partly because I prefer Vogue 9193, (Right) which is similar, … Continue reading
I acquired this fabric at #SewBrum 19 from the fabric swap. Many thanks to whoever brought it along. There were a good couple of metres, and I have been able … Continue reading
Vogue 9284, Step 8. Make any necessary fit alterations!
Trousers! So great to wear, but so hard to get right. Actually, if you go back as far as the ’60s, do you remember the word ‘slacks’? I haven’t heard … Continue reading
McCalls7576 – Not recommended. Sorry.
It’s not very often that I post failures. I’d like to think that I have an idea what will work and what won’t work. I subscribe to Sew Today and eagerly … Continue reading
The Hanoi Collection!
Welcome to the Hanoi collection. I already have the Jodhpur collection, so here is another ‘collection’, albeit, as it stands it consists of two garments. I bought the fabric on Hanoi … Continue reading
The name of a decent smelling perfume of the 80’s I seem to recall! And very trendy as a fabric for the 2016 I note, from looking at shop windows. I … Continue reading
Black and white tunic by Marcy Tilton
When the cutting out is harder than the sewing! Although that is not unusual for a Marcy Tilton pattern. It’s cut from a single layer, so the first thing that … Continue reading
More Vintage Casual
I’m on a roll….. As I said in my last post, Gertie’s sweetheart top and the cigarette pants were made as wearable toiles, but actually, I think I prefer the … Continue reading
Gertie Sews Vintage Casual – and so does Ann….
I have had the book for a couple of years, but never made anything from it, so these projects represented two opportunities: use the book patterns, and try, yet … Continue reading
Wide legged trousers
Summer sewing for me has started again with a pair of wide legged trousers. The idea was inspired by Sew Issue 79 where they featured in May Martin’s pattern … Continue reading