Girl in Stitches

Being the occasional and rambling account of one young lady's adventures with fabric and a soldering iron

Monthly Archives: June, 2015

More eDrafting

More drafting! This is fun. I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier. I’ve got a bodice sloper now -and diagrams for measurements- I’m on a roll. 🙂 Advertisements

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Computerised drafting

I got an email from Burdastyle yesterday advertising an online course in pattern drafting using Adobe Illustrator, for something like $130. That’s more than I can afford and I don’t … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paper Bodice – part 3

I can think, off the top of my head, of at least a dozen urgent things I needed to do at the weekend. That dress for my childhood bestie’s mother, … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · Leave a comment


I put this flower ring I made on Etsy the other day. I think it’s cute, but I have no idea how to persuade buyers that. I’ll figure out the … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment


Oops. I think some of my fabric stash may have exploded. This is quite a restrained photo, the real extent of the mess is much worse. Creating! Hoo-rah!

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment


This is fun, and fairly simple although a bit fiddly – paper-bag-printed vilene interfacing turned into beads. I’m thinking necklace.

June 21, 2015 · Leave a comment


Not sure what to do with these. Perhaps a series, all mounted and framed together. Yeah, let’s go with that, but I’d need at least three then and I’ve currently … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cam dram

I decided to update my Etsy listings and ended up having Major Drama with my camera. Can’t go into details: it’s too fresh, too painful. Suffice to say I made … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment


Five flahs. Organza bonded and cut with a soldering iron and some metal flower stencils.

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paper Bodice – part 2

I did some cyanotype photograms the other day and it went superbly. And then I tried it on a square of hand-woven Vietnamese silk and I botched it. It looks … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment