Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sewing: Faux Waistcoat Dress

I used the Simplicity 1419 Liset pattern again. It is amazing what different looks you can get when you change small things. 

To get the fake waistcoat effect I cut out two front bodices, and layered them on top of each other, cutting out the stripy one into a waistcoat shape. I left it loose over the waistband of the dress, only attaching the white underlayer to the skirt, so that it looks more like a waistcoat. I trimmed the edges of the waistcoat collar with white lace. I only used a single layer of striped material for the back.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Peter Pan Collar and Bow

With little miss Sarah
Top: secondhand
Neckbow: Made from old dress sash
Skirt: Secondhand

Monday, 23 November 2015

Outfit: Tango Style

I can't actually dance the tango, but this dress looks kind of like a Tango outfit, so I added a few fake roses, too.

Fake flowers: Kmart
Ankh: eBay
Dress: eBay

Saturday, 21 November 2015


Necklace: eBay (actually also a bracelet adapted into a necklace)
Shirt: secondhand
Skirt: Secondhand

The Rescue Dog Song- Adapted from My Fair Lady


The Rescue Dog Song- Adapted from My Fair Lady

All I want is a room somewhere
Far away from the cold night air
With one enormous chair
Oh, wouldn't it be wufferly?

Lots of chicken for me to eat,
A heater makin' lots of heat.
Warm snout, warm paws, warm feet
Oh, wouldn't it be wufferly?

Oh, so wufferly sittin' abso-woofin'-lutely still
I would never budge till the cat
Crept over me window sill

Restin' my head on a hoomin's knee
Warm and tender as she can be
Who takes good care of me
Oh, wouldn't it be wufferly
Wufferly, wufferly, wufferly, wufferly...

I adapted this but I can't really take much credit, it was well-suited to adaptation, and I am sure it has probably already been done in the past! Not to mention the original song is probably still copyright.

If you like the poem feel free to share it around.

The picture is my beloved rescue dog, Sarah.