Posts Tagged ‘plans’

I’m making Burda 120-12-2012 in a glorious turquoise knit fabric. But it’s slightly transparent so I need to draft a lining. This is breaking my brain. I need a distraction. A really simple project. I have a copy of Vogue 1250 somewhere. I am the only sewing blogger in the world who has not yet […]


After finishing the tartan dress I had quite a lot of the fabric left over. It’s a polyester/viscose tartan bought from Remnant Kings in Glasgow. I was casting round for something to make out of it and eventually decided to do another version of my Vivienne Westwood Philosophy skirt knockoff. Tartan is a very Westwood […]


Tartan skirts

10Nov10

Remember this? It’s polyester tartan fabric I bought in Glasgow to make a knockoff of a Yohji Yamamoto dress I saw years ago. I can’t really remember what the original looked like, but my plan is to morph the bodice of Vogue 8143 (line art below) and a full skirt from some other pattern. I […]


Thank you Vogue

29Sep10

A while ago I mentioned wanting to knock off a tartan Yohji Yamamoto dress I saw in Selfridges years ago. I finally bought some fabric for it in Glasgow. But the trouble is that once I started trying to sketch it I found I couldn’t recall very much detail about the style. It definitely had […]


I can really recommend the fabric shops in Glasgow. Good thing I have a lovely husband who was prepared to put fabric in his suitcase because I ran out of space in mine. I only managed to visit Mandors and Remnant Kings but that was more than enough. They’re both central, easy to get to, […]


I know I haven’t sewed up all the fabric I bought in London yet. Much less have I managed to get started on Vogue 8644. But I’m going to Glasgow soon and it would be a waste not to at least go and look at the local fabric shops while I’m there, right? From googling […]


I haven’t managed to buy new needles for the sewing machine yet so haven’t got much further on the latest project. Thanks all for the advice and encouragement! I will definitely try out different needles with this fabric and the petroleum jelly trick. However it occurred to me that this dress isn’t particularly ambitious in […]


My latest project has been slow to get started because of a problem with creases. It started with the metallic drill I bought in London a few weeks ago. I’m a sucker for anything sparkly and this fabric is both sparkly and yet subtle enough to wear to work. It’s supposedly 93% cotton and 7% […]


New horizons

07Jul10

I can’t remember the last time I sewed something that wasn’t a sleeveless dress. After I finished the balloon dress I’d run out of planned projects and inspiring fabric so I had a rummage through my old copies of Burda and checked out the online pattern stores in the hope of finding something different to […]


I have always really liked this Bottega Veneta balloon dress from 2006. Excuse the terrible picture quality! There’s a better picture here on Style.com. The only thing I don’t like about it is the colour. I see this in bright orange (yes, I’m probably mad. But I have resolved to sew only what I really […]



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