I’m in Delhi at the moment and got to visit an amazing fabric store , HP Singh. It’s three floors full of amazing fabric and rather daunting. I knew I only wanted fabric manufactured in India and it had to fit my current lifestyle, no sequins or beading, ha, ha. I was very good and only chose two. I have a few more cities to visit yet!
I chose a silk crepe de chine and a hand woven damask.
The staff were very helpful and prices were on the rolls so no nasty shocks. I didn’t try to barter as the prices were fair.
I’ll post updates to this post as my trips continues.
I love a good ball gown, takes me back to when I was a child and reading all the old Hollywood books that belonged to my mother. I enjoy the Cannes Film Festival for all the amazing gowns the ladies wear. They seem to be a little more adventurous than at other red carpet events. Here are a few of my favourites so far, of course I’m drawn to the more modest dresses as I’m older.
I didn’t really like the dresses at the Met Ball except for Anna Wintour wearing Chanel and Brooke Shields wearing Zac Posen.
As I’m still carrying a lot of my winter weight I decided to make another loose-fitting linen dress. I brought a lovely navy linen/viscose from Fabric Godmother back from the UK but only had one metre. Luckily I had Simplicity 1665, view A, which has a contrast top half, this allowed me to use up some white linen I had left over from a previous project. I did a colour-fast test first to make sure I could wash the finished dress.
What do you do the morning after a long haul flight? Sew of course! Having spent the last seven weeks in cold, snowy, rainy England, I have returned to Singapore. Of course the morning I left for the airport the weather was glorious, I almost changed my flight! At least now I’m motivated to make some summer clothes for when I return in June.
I have made this dress (view B) a few times and once for my sister who having had a hysterectomy needed something that was kind to her tummy area. In Singapore it’s more comfortable to wear something loose with nothing at the waist but as I live in the Orchard Road area I need to be smart too. Continue reading “Simplicity 8055”→
Look at the little beauty I bought today. It’s a fine example of British Victorian engineering! It’s from the 1890’s and the badge is quite unusual.It needs a bit of restoration and cleaning but it has all the parts so hopefully I’ll get it going as soon as I can! There is actually a YouTube video on how to thread it!
When I’ve restored it I will write a bit about the history but if anyone is interested here is a site with more information.
Not posted anything recently due to a project I was working on not quite working out. I’ve decided to put it to one side until next Autumn and try again. Today I started working on a shirt using some fabric I purchased at the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate in November. It’s from Til the Sun Goes Down and is a vintage design from the 30’s and 40’s. Watch this space!