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  • New Flat Cap, Coat Fabric and our Fireworks Display…

    Posted on 26/11/2013 by David in My Handmade Closet.

    Last week was largely dedicated to the preparation of our annual fireworks/Disco party. It was time-consuming with Lee, my boyfriend, spending many hours preparing sophisticated fireworks while I made the house ready to accommodate 80+ guests to come on Saturday evening. It was a lot of fun, I DJed for a while (we’re lucky to have a fantastic real discotheque in our basement) before me and my friends strutted our stuff on the dance floor. I have yet to see pictures but just hope there were not too many of me dancing in compromising situations…not saying anymore! It all ended by 5am and it took me the whole next day to recover.

    In other news, I still found time to do another flat cap which I wanted to wear for the party. As I’ve recently discussed my previous cap experience , I will keep it short this time. I did manage to find out why the circumference of my head ends up being a couple of inches bigger that the average man’s head. No, I’m not “big-headed”, it just happens that I prefer my caps on the looser side (not so good when it’s windy but great to avoid migraines). The fabric definitely behaved this time (nothing stretchy as I chose a red tartan fabric) meaning the whole process went very smoothly.


    Trademark silly face


    I even took the time to line up the cap this time round.


    My Vogue winter coat is finally underway. Not much has been done at present but I should be able to come up with a constructive update by next week. This is my very first coat so bear with me, it may take another 2 or 3 weeks before it’s completed. My choice of fabric may come as a surprise for those who follow me as it’s a lot of black (heavy merino wool /cashmere fabric combined with black and white tartan). I’m certainly not going back to a brief Goth spell of mine in my early 20’s but I guess I fancy showing a more sophisticated side of me now and again (make the most of it because it won’t happen very often).


    Finally I have a video of the very last part of our fireworks display (well Lee’s really, who did a super-duper job) and thought I would share this moment with you. Hope you enjoy!




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2 Responses so far.

  1. Wil says:

    Professional fireworks and a party for 80+ people. WOW!
    The material for your coat does indeed look elegant.
    This is going to be an interesting project for sure.

    • David says:

      Thank goodness it’s only once a year even though it’s great fun. The coat is a lot of work, I need more spare time! 🙂

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