Thursday 1 February 2018

Ice Ice Baby

I must begin by saying Hello and welcome aboard to my new followers, I have been intending to say this for some time. The problem is that I have the idea for a post and just dive straight in. Then about five minutes after pressing publish I remember. So I apologise, profoundly.

Yesterday afternoon the temperature dropped alarmingly and a nasty icy drizzle set in. I expected to get up this morning to frost, luckily my expectations were not fulfilled.

There was that yellow thing in the sky, a sky of clear, cool, baby blue decorated in a conservative manner with wisps of cotton wool and a few larger clumps here and there. Very Pretty. 

BUT as we all know, pretty is as pretty does. Today was not doing pretty, apart from the fact that it is Pretty Blooming Cold out there.
The wind is still on the icy side of cold and there is the odd drop of almost frozen precipitation ready to catch you unawares and trickle down your neck. Brrrrrr. Yup, it got me. It was a shock enough to make you have a little accident, luckily I managed to avoid that particular hazard.

The SO was binge watching QI, from the beginning early evening. Much as I like the show I soon clocked up Overload. Off I went to the sewing room.

The latest pattern hack is finished and I am inordinately pleased with the result. This version of the pattern is my 4th and it still delights me, I did lengthen the bodice by an inch and that worked well.

I hacked the pattern to use the pocket from the Hollyburn skirt, I like this much better than any inseam pocket that I have used.

Sooo I then took my shift dress pattern, New look 6352, traced it off and cut it in half at the waistline. I added a seam allowance to top and bottom pieces as I do  not want it any shorter.
Later today I hope to cut a dress out using 2 coordinating fabrics, or maybe not so coordinating. I will share with you tomorrow.
I am thinking that this is the way forward, it will enable me to have every dress with my favourite pocket. I also intend to try this with the stretchy lilac and white fabric,and may make that the next project.

Now I need to get wrapped up for my walk with Rufus, no more icy trickles down my back.

                        TTFN                                       Pam


  1. Lovely sewing Pam. We have sunshine this morning, nice for a change.

  2. I love the way you write, Pam, never fails to make me chuckle.

    Not only do you sew, you also adapt patterns to your own design - amazing! I do admire you.

  3. You have inspired me to dust off my sewing machine and drag out some of the dozens of dress patterns I have stashed away. I can't wait to see the dress you create with two different fabrics.

  4. I love spotty fabric and your dress looks gorgeous.

    Wild winds here again and getting worse as the day goes on.


  5. That is a cracking dress. Makes me think of summer.

  6. I so love a dress or skirt with pockets!!

    Your new dress looks very summery and comfortable.

    God bless.

  7. I wish I had the confidence to hack patterns like you! Because the lack of pockets in women's clothing drives me nuts... I think you're the fastest crafter I've ever seen!
    Hugs LLJ xx

  8. Great dress, I do love dresses with pockets. You are very clever mixing and matching patterns.

  9. The dress is lovely Pam ! And thank you so much for putting that Vanilla Ice song into my head lol! :) I being sarcastic or not???? I was a child of the 80's so I giggle when I read Ice Ice Baby!

  10. Pretty dress, that looks like it would be a very comfy fit.


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