Thursday, 18 September 2014

A wonderful working day out...



I had the best 'working' day out yesterday.





We visited the one and only Royal Shakespeare Co. at Stratford-upon-Avon.


The stunning Swan theatre





and the awe inspiring interior....






We saw a production Of  'The White Devil' by John Webster 





My verdict: one word AMAZING! I was dumbstruck.

Of course no photos of the play.... rules is rules!

.....but there were costumes, this one from Midsummer nights dream....




all made from vintage gloves....





and this dress from A winters tale.....




 all the print was hand dyed.....it reminded me of one Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark's designs?




beauty everywhere......






and scrumptious details.....






Going back for a weekend soon!

Have you been and if so what play did you see?

bestest

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Daisy does OWOP Day 7: and a review of the week



OWOP:
or 'One week one pattern,'
A sewing challenge hosted by the lovely Handmade Jane
A week of wearing one pattern in many different ways....
My choice is a 1967 vintage, Simplicity dress pattern no. 6965.
You can read more about the reasons I chose this pattern HERE
  


Day 7 and a Review of my owop week...





I have to admit my Day 7 dress is my favourite!

Sewed in comfy but pretty baby needlecord ... a perfect fit and pockets!!!

The bow is still the trademark for this make but there are two! one on each pocket....






Without further ado, I will let you judge for yourself:






So a round-up of this weeks challenge :

One pattern: 5 variations = 3 dresses,  +2 shortened to blouses!


What do you think....great fun I say!!

Day 1 of the challenge can be found HERE
Day 2 of the challenge can be found HERE
Day 3 of the challenge can be found HERE
Day 4 of the challenge can be found HERE
Day 5 & 6 of the challenge can be found HERE


Last word goes to the one and only Handmade Jane for hosting this challenge

Thank you Jane!! i'm off to have a look at everyone elses' OWOP week now

Bestest weekend wishes
Ps if my sewing room looks familiar? you may have seen it in this months "love sewing mag" Issue 5 ? 
If not clic the pic in the side bar for more views!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Daisy does OWOP: Day five and six: mish mash... and Love sewing issue 5!






OWOP:
or
'One week one pattern,'
A sewing challenge hosted by Handmade Jane
A week of wearing one pattern in many different ways....
My choice is a 1967 vintage, Simplicity dress pattern no. 6965.
You can read more about the reasons I chose this pattern HERE

Day 1 of the challenge can be found HERE
Day 2 of the challenge can be found HERE
Day 3 of the challenge can be found HERE
Day 4 of the challenge can be found HERE


Days 5 & 6

Owop is also about, wearing the things sewed from the pattern in different ways.

 I kept it very simple for this bit .....I added a cardi over my tops!

I love a good cardi don't you?

By doing this these two tops have turned into perfect 'work outfits' for me.

....for either 'working' at work....






or 'working' at home!





Quick note: for a true definition of the meaning of the word 'work' see previous post

So a 'mish mash' of the owop challenge for day 5 and 6!



In other news....

...has anyone got issue five of 'Love Sewing Magazine' yet?

As you probably all know by now its my fave sewing mag.....

Well look who's sewing room has been showcased in it this month?

MINE!!


and I also have a  design project in it too.......YEE HAA!

But you will have to buy the mag to see that one!

One more day of owop to go. I have a special make to show you for the last one!!

Are you all still hanging in there with me???

bestest
PS you can see more pics of my sewing room by clicking the pic in the sidebar or the tab under the header..!

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