Pirates of Penzance

A new, delightful, Sew-in-Company experience this week – joining a friend in the kitchen of a primary school near Luton to tackle the cotumes for a Bedford Youth Opera production of the Pirates of Penzance.  The stage design and principal costumes made by the Art Director are fantastic – if you would like to see them, buy a ticket.  From listening to the young performers rehearse, I can promise a wonderful evening’s entertainment!

Vintage Book Fabric

The last of the length of vintage fabric combined with some offcuts of white to make a unique dress (see 12 March, Recovering Boards and 9 May, Book Club Blouse posts) .

Although it has a recycled linig, the cotton skirt is not the best of quality so the garment may not be a pleasure to wear (in which case the top section will be converted into a bouse!).

Relaxing Weekend

This weekend was spent in front of a cosy fire turning a piece of fabric found in my mother’s store into a simple skirt.

Sid approves the soft, pure wool fabric!

Sid approves the soft, pure wool fabric!

Neat & Simple

Neat & Simple

The length of fabric that I used for the lining was also just right to lengthen a dress for my daughter.

A simple way to lengthen a skirt.

A simple way to lengthen a skirt.