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Friday, 17 February 2017

How I made my stylish cream Wool Boucle two piece skirt suit.

My Cream and Gold wool Boucle suit 

Everybody needs a suit in their wardrobe, not just to be worn for very special occasions but to be worn whenever you feel like dressing up a little. A suit is smart and elegant and can take you anywhere. Dress it up for a wedding with a beautiful blouse and heels and maybe gloves, or wear it for a shopping trip with flat shoes or boots. You can't go wrong!
I seem to have been wearing trousers for months now and I long to get into skirts again, so this is my spring suit, it is in a slightly warmer fabric and I can wear it with tights and boots. i am not keeping it for any special occasion, I am just going to wear it for me.



It is not obvious from the photograph but the fabric is beautiful. it is a cream boucle with a sparkling gold thread woven through.
The lining is a gold satin, and the buttons are antique hand made French glass decorated with Gold.


 The jacket and skirt patterns  are available from Jaycotts.co.uk and are by Butterick
The lined jacket can be purchased on this link  Jacket pattern
And the skirt is also from Jaycotts Skirt pattern

The fabric is from Abakhan fabrics. If you have been to Abakhan before then you will know that there are in addition to rolls of fabric, lots of bins containing every fabric imaginable. I found two pieces of this Wool Boucle in the coating section so it is definitely worth a drive out to one  of their many stores. There are some similar fabrics online though Wool blend Boucle
Choose whatever fabrics YOU like in colours you know suit you.

Another choice of fabric is this one from Minerva Crafts which I really love .


It is an amazing rainbow coloured Boucle and I totally love it . Rainbow coloured Boucle. Do consider this fabric
The lining is also from MinervaCrafts  I chose a plain silky satin fabric in Gold. Choose from these Lining fabrics
I would not recommend using a cheap lining for a suit as it is going to be in your wardrobe for a very long time and it is well worth paying that little bit more for a good quality lining.
The buttons are from The Swagman's Daughter , and I guarantee you will be tempted to make a purchase or two  once you look at her website. The Swagman's Daughter



Tuesday, 7 February 2017

How to sew A Stunning pinstripe flounced hem skirt

This is part two of my three pieces I am making during January, February and March for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network.
The first part was my black lace blouse Black lace Blouse this skirt was designed to complement it. The third and final part of this georgous outfit will be revealed in March!

So, here is the skirt, stunning isn't it.All the emphasis is on the back with a dipped hem, exposed zip and embellishment so please do not miss reading this post!






Do follow this link and read the rest of my post, I would love your comments too.
 This is the link for the rest of the post My Flounced skirt Tutorial and photographs

Angela x 






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Friday, 3 February 2017

Sew a Beautiful Lingerie Bag

A pretty lingerie bag to give or keep 

I have made a lot of lingerie recently and I thought that it would be really nice to have a lingerie bag to keep them in. It is nice to put your night slip in during the day and they are useful to take on holiday too, they look really pretty sat on your bed.

They are not difficult to make and take very little fabric. They can be made any size you want and you could even make a small one for handkerchiefs. They make wonderful gifts too.


This is my lingerie case sat on my bed. I only ever buy or make Egyptian cotton bedding and always in white. I add lace trimmings to sheets and pillowcases and always add my initial. I therefore get the quality I enjoy at a good price  and can personalise it to suit my own taste.