Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blog post number one!

My first post on my first blog!

I'm starting this blog as I am a sewing obsessive, who knows very few other people who sew. Here I can chat about my sewing projects, my fashion loves and other fun things without having to bore my non sewing friends too much!

Things have been a bit unproductive on the sewing front in the last couple of weeks, work and social things getting between me and the sewing machine.  My current project is also one that takes a while to make - a jacket, namely Vogue 1143, in a very nice Marc Jacobs wool/rayon/lycra from Emma One Sock.  Vogue 1143.

It has been a couple of years since I last made a tailored jacket and I'd forgotten how much work and time is involved. This started off well enough but progress has been slow since as I have had a few 'issues' with it - mainly the fit under the arms plus the interfacing is a bit dodgy. A buckle is also integral to this design and, as I have discoved I live in the buckle desert of the world, I am waiting on the arrival of one from overseas. Hopefully I'll get my jacket mojo back over the weekend and do some more work on it.

This is how far I have got so far - the jacket is sitting forlornly on my dress form.


  1. Congratulations on the first post! Isn't life a bugger (especially work) for its habit of getting in the way of what's important?!

  2. This dress is looking professional dress for business trips but I need a beautiful and elegant dance costume for my cousin. My cousin has participated in dance competition so we are surfing for pretty dance costume.