Monthly Archives: December 2012

Adquisiciones recientes

Lots of new stuff for me… Some of it bought myself, and some of it Christmas presents. I have been very lucky gift-wise. First, the vintage patterns: McCall’s 4868, from 1942. I do realise that I’ve just finished a coat, but living in London, if there’s one thing that you can never have too many […]

Simplicity 4670 – completed

It’s done! At last! My sinister green coat is complete! Last year when I started taking sewing seriously I made a coat. It is okay, not great, but has got me through a winter and a half, and is still in reasonably good condition. After I made it I learned about tailoring techniques I should have […]

Spotted Scout

My main project at the moment is my 1960s coat which is nearing completion, however I needed a break from it and fancied the gratification that comes from finishing a project. Rather than start anything new I turned to my bag of lay aways, or UFOs as sewing blog world likes to call them. I […]

Progris riport three: a little help?

Simplicity 4670. It was all pretty smooth until the side panels went in. Because of the shape, and the reinforced bias square corners it was tricky to get them to sit right. There was a lot to confuse me. Luckily a bit of steam stopped them from puckering and shaping oddly. Steam and catch-stitching. All […]

Progris riport two: creating a monster/project paranoia

After my last progress post, I left the coat alone for a few days. Other commitments are eating into my sewing time, but I’m looking to get this wrapped up in a couple of weeks. I’ve completed units one through four and it’s starting to look more like a coat now. In most of my longer […]

Progris riport

Has anyone read Flowers for Algernon? If you’ve read it, you’ll understand my misspelling. I read it several months ago, and it’s one of the greatest books I’ve ever read. I’d recommend it to anyone and everyone. When I was finishing it up, it happened to be on the tube on the way to work, and […]