Friday, January 15, 2010


As promised, here is the dress I cut out yesterday along with the shruglero. I have named her Wrongrose in honour of Livebird's comment yesterday.

The pattern is New Look 6789, which I have made twice before.

This is super quick to sew, the only thing that took time is the piping on the band (made much easier by the mighty piping foot!).

The stretch cotton sateen is lovely to sew and wear - if only all my floral cottons were lycra-ed!

Here she is with the shruglero from yesterday. Looks a bit mother of the bride, but I think I'll manage.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I think this is a bolero, however the pattern (McCalls 5006) says 'shrug' - so I shall compromise with Shruglero!

I have a dress cut out to match this (New Look 6789), but as I've made it a couple of times before I thought I'd make this first.
I made view D, with 3/4 sleeves. It is supposed to be lined, but since it has a front facing and raised back neck band, I took a chance and left it out - it worked just fine.

I need to decide what button to use to fasten the front - I have a squillion buttons, but none quite right!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More home dec sewing

A couple of simple cushions for the sofa, in green 'boomerang beat' fabric.
No fancy piping or anything, too lazy and the fabric is fancy enough, no?

I am trying to decide what frock to make while I am still on holidays. It's hot here, so a cotton sunfrock is high on the agenda. Hmm.
But I am having a bit of a knit affair. Mmm, knits.

I will have a rifle through the stash. I may be some time.