…is the perfect setting for blog photos. And I had been waiting for just such conditions for months, when finally, January 16th 2016, Cardiff, UK, the weather decided to play ball. After what feels like a year of mild, damp … Continue reading
And by that – I mean that I’ve finally had a go at the walkaway dress. After watching episode 3 of the Great British Sewing Bee, I dived straight in to my pattern box and fished out this pattern, which … Continue reading
Picture this…the year is 2013 and I am about to post my first dress on this blog. I stand in front of a red brick wall and…… ….this happens. Obviously I hadn’t really thought about how to smile sweetly for … Continue reading
And thank goodness I’m making progress.
To be honest, choosing the fabric was the longest battle. After countless samples, we finally picked one and then I spent a little while plucking up the courage to order such an expensive yardage!
However, I eventually plucked up the courage and a few days later this beautiful bolt of grey cashmere arrived on my doorstep. It was beautifully packaged, but I was too excited to photograph that before opening it, so you’ll have to take my word for it.
As I showed you briefly a few weeks ago, I had already made a muslin which fit well. So I stuck to using this as the lining. This left the interfacing and the outer fabric still to cut.
I then proceeded to spend the next million hours of my life cutting out the same pieces, what felt like 20 times each. There was lots of palm sweating while cutting into this wool, but it cut like a dream.
At this point that’s as far as it’s got. I’m relying heavily on the good fit of the muslin to see me through to fitting to actual coat, so watch this space for a hopefully beautiful coat coming soon!