Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Homesteader in Europe

The Brexit vote has knocked me for six. Like so many others amongst the 1.3 to 2 million living in Europe, I was not allowed to vote. Do I need to spell out what fears about our situation we have? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Linen Trousers

The trousers (a bit crumpled after an afternoon sitting in the doctor’s surgery). As well as the pocket detail and no side seam posted about last week, these have a curved waistband. This one is drafted with a centre back … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 10 Comments

No Seam Trouser Pockets

I made a couple of pairs of linen trousers in 2012 and am fishing out my pattern for a re-run. It’s a fairly standard shape, wide legs but not elephantine, side pockets, shaped waistband set slightly lower than natural waistline. … Continue reading

Posted in Pattern Making, Sewing methods, Uncategorized | Tagged | 3 Comments

Fabric, Yes, More Of It.

Resolve weakens So much for ‘not buying any more fabric until the stash is burned’ huh! I was dropped off in Myrtille to look for black satin backed crepe. They had none, and pick up would be at least an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

We’re a Couple of Toiles

Swelled up and wearing a happy face today. This toile is for a tux for a daughter who doesn’t live near to me, never likes anything I make (generation label!) and vanity sizes when asked to measure up. I¬†threw in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments