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  • April Projects

    Posted on 01/04/2014 by David in My Handmade Closet.

    Time for my monthly e-mail and share with you some exciting projects for April. I’m not off a great start though, my iron “just died in my arms tonight…It must have been something I said”…or rather paid as I’m sure its untimely death may well have something to do with my unfortunate habit of buying cheap stuff on eBay. Well, what can I say? It had it coming! I had it coming! And I don’t even think my iron deserved that Cutting Crew homage anyway.

    But the Sew must go on and once I sort out this minor problem, I’m hoping to start and complete 2 projects this month:

    Plaids Shirt: Never worked with plaids on a shirt before and I haven’t made a shirt for a long time neither. I think I will combine these two fabrics together. I might end up looking like a lumberjack and I’m not sure it’s a good thing. Mind you, I’ve been known to have a few fantasies about this look in the past…


    Houndstooth/Olive T-shirt:  Call it a case of Coco dress jealousy? I call it a case of maximising fabric yard usage. Anyhow, both are probably true and I have enough houndstooth left to make a special T-shirt which I want to combine with that medium weight olive jersey. I’m still debating on the design but I’m sure I’ll get up one day and finally get on with it.


    In other news:

    Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition: Yes! It’s finally opening in London on April 9th. I can’t wait to go and report on the clothes, the fashion and the cutting-edge designs. I’ve always wanted to meet the man himself! Sadly he doesn’t read my blog.

    -Finally I have a brand new story in store for you – Farewell to the 1920’s murder mystery saga and hello to the 1960’s. Nadia and I have collaborated for the first time with an exciting photographer (glad to be off the hook on that one!). I’m still in the process of writing the story but you’ll get a taste of things to come this Friday 🙂

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6 Responses so far.

  1. KarenJ says:

    I was scmoozing on Argos a few days ago. They have a few irons that have been reduced that look pretty good.
    What about a Coco with a houndstooth skirt and olive bodice and sleeves or vice versa.

    • David says:

      Oh yes Karen, I could try Argos. I think your Coco dress idea would be very pretty with these 2 fabrics but before making another Coco, I’m going to treat myself first 🙂

  2. There’s nowt wrong with looking like a lumberjack (within reason of course, I’d recommend not walking round with an axe…otherwise there may be some awkward questions)…embrace the look!

    • David says:

      Haha Ben, No remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre in my neck of the woods, I promise 🙂

  3. Delgado says:

    Je serais ravie que mon fils ressemble à un bûcheron, ainsi il me couperait du bois et je n’aurais plus de soucis de chauffage. En ce qui concerne le fer à repasser, on en trouve à des prix très raisonnables, même de très grandes marques… Quand à Jean Paul Gaultier, je vais prendre contact avec lui afin qu’il lise ton blog, j’ai des relations dans le milieu de la haute couture lol !!! 🙂

    • David says:

      LOL maman! Tu m’as fait bien rire! Oui s’il te plait, un rendez-vous personnel avec Mr Gaultier si tu peux 🙂

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