nostalgia, gbsb, and dream wardrobes

I’ve been immersing myself in old GBSB episodes this past week, partly to avoid having to get on with waiting projects, and partly just because.

We’re now in the last week of February.  Why that’s a reason for anything is beyond me at the mo.  It just seems too quick.  🙀

As part of my planning process for wardrobe changes, I’ve been spending too much time discovering the fitting tips & tricks of Peggy Sager, of Silhouette Patterns. Her Fit2Stitch channel is here.  Is anyone familiar with her or Silhouette Patterns? What did you think?

I’m reviewing my old posts on fitting and design rules here, here, here, and here, and thinking about writing another one on proportion. Things like the length of a skirt should never be shorter than its’ width.

The winter wardrobe is going to have severe gaps by next year, so I’m planning out for those whilst trying not to buy more fabric. We all know how that goes . . .  🤣

Sunday I was watching the latest Stitch Sisters video about Pantone’s Spring colours. There are four great colours for my wardrobe: a red, a green, a blue and ochre.

Thanks to witness2fashion I’m trying not to become too engrossed in Great Pottery Throw Down. Like GBSB, it’s British and follows the same general format, but with pottery rather than dressmaking.

Reading continues on a pace, with the next Louise Penny borrowed from the library, and the last of five mysteries from Dean Street Press.

I blame Scott of Furrowed Middlebrow for those, as his latest  post was my referral to Dean Street Press, and an introduction to a woman author from the Golden Age of detective fiction, Moray Dalton (as used by Katherine Mary Deville Dalton Renoir, 1881-1963).

I found this post rating Dalton with PD James:

“Yet she did it with little of the fanfare received by Sayers and her sister Crime Queens Margery Allingham and Ngaio Marsh, or even ECR Lorac and Anthony Gilbert.”

I would agree, having read the first of the five books Dean Street has published, and finding it  very rocky. I then skipped the second, but have enjoyed the last three. According to amazon, more are soon to be published.

So things are tickety-booing along here, within the limits of what seems to be an annual cycle of 2 days of winter quickly warming to 2 days of spring, then abrubtly reverting back to winter.

Hope you are all surviving in whatever part of the world you inhabit, and are having as much fun as possible.

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9 thoughts on “nostalgia, gbsb, and dream wardrobes”

  1. I’m not watching the pottery program although it seems to be very popular with my set class. Whilst I quite enjoyed the sewing bee I did find myself getting cross on occasion with some of the remarks made by the judges – they seemed to have forgotten their training and professional experience.
    You seem to be reading lots of lovely books. I’m on a book buying fast (along with fabric) while I catch up with what is unread from my bookshelf.I’m enjoying a Ruth Randall at the moment, and have a Stella Rimington from the library to start. It makes bad weather almost enjoyable 😉

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    1. I have limited viewing of any U.K. programs unless they’re massive hits like Downton Abbey and carried by whatever local public broadcasting station I’m near. This current one is focused tightly on local events rather than the rest of the world. Quite insular.
      I don’t believe I’ve read either author you’re currently reading, and will try to locate them in our local library (also quite insulatar). Five bucks is my limit for book purchasing, and the ebooks are only two. Yeah!

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  2. Your winter sounds a bit like mine at the moment – although I read somewhere that France has had (so far) the hottest winter for 142 years.
    I was a newcomer to the the Pottery Throw Down this series and I’ve really been enjoying it – semi-final next week! However, although I quite like the presenter, the judges don’t float my boat at all. Can’t remember either of their names – that’s how much impression they make on me – but the male judge at least has a modicum of personality – even though I’m not keen on him stripping almost to his bare torso when demonstrating or ‘filling up’ whenever he gets emotional – but the woman could be anybody. Paul and Mary, Noel and Sandy, Patrick and Esme they are not.

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    1. Sorry to hear about your winter, Lynn, and wish fervently it won’t be repeated. (Trying not to put a “but” into that. ) I’m able to see the pottery throw down only via youtube at present, and have had time to watch a couple. Now that you mention personalities, must agree with you. Alas! I had to look up your reference to Noel and Sandy as we don’t get any current Bake Offs over here, similar to the Midsomer Murders, still mostly with Tom Barnaby instead of John.


      1. That is so strange because, in order to watch the current (i.e. last series) of Bake Offs on Netflix, I had to pretend to be in the U.S.A. (by way of my VPN). It was shown a couple of days after broadcast. Do you have Netflix?

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        1. No. Lovely One. For various reasons, I’m not a Netflix member. How interesting that you’ve had to VPN yourself over here. Had no idea housing markets were so slow in Blighty. But now you mention, the 3 U.K. peeps I know who are or have been house-buying have had, by U.S. timelines, extremely extended waits. All best wishes to you there! Your plan to rent whilst waiting sounds the most practical. If you give that word a different meaning. 🥴 xx

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