Sunday, 3 March 2013

Dirty Gertie from Number Thirty

On no-make-up-Sunday I have finished a quick and easy make from Gertie's Book for Better Sewing so of course the only photo will be this one. It's two pattern pieces, a piece of lovely cotton lawn and supposedly a zip. I did the Mena Trott Wiggle Zipper Wiggle Test and decided I could do without the zip.

Vintage touch - I am STILL using the sew-in interfacing I was given about 4 years ago by an older de-stashing sewist. It does make me happy to be thrifty and vintage (rather than just tight and old).

I have spent money this week on a rotary cutter (and mat! don't want to gouge holes in the kitchen table) and am completely converted. Who knew how fast and easy they are? I have my trousers cut out for the 1940s sewalong  already. Am I the last one to the rotary cutter party?

I am also trying my hardest to finish something for the Historical Sew Fortnightly organised by the Dreamstress herself but it's not sewing, I am knitting a 1930s top, here's a sneak peek. It's from Susan Crawford's book: A Stitch in Time Vol 2. I love this colour yarn, this isn't a great pic, you will have to wait for the finished thing! The sewalong rules state anything from before 1938 so this just sneaks in, plus the lovely Leimomi does allow knitting (the title would be a bit long if she included everything!).

Finally, a pic of me after all, here's my latest nail colour:

Happy Sunday!

PS The post title is a quote, not my opinion of Gertie! Any idea where from???????