Page Title: work in progress | From the Purl Side

  • This webpage makes use of the TITLE meta tag - this is good for search engine optimization.

Page Description: Posts about work in progress written by From the Purl Side

  • This webpage makes use of the DESCRIPTION meta tag - this is good for search engine optimization.

Page Keywords:

  • This webpage DOES NOT make use of the KEYWORDS meta tag - whilst search engines nowadays do not put too much emphasis on this meta tag including them in your website does no harm.

Page Text: by From the Purl Side I seem to be following a Japanese theme this week. Twice now I’ve mentioned this Kokka  Echino Decoro – Stag fabric in Mustard purchased at  Village Haberdashery in West London. It rocks my world and I can’t stop thinking about it and what it must become: I have been looking at the fabric and Colette Myrtle pattern I bought for it and decided the dress wasn’t quite retro enough for what I was seeing in my mind’s eye with the fabric, but also wanted to keep it as simple as possible, as my sewing track record thus far has been a bit…variable! I started trolling images of projects and trying to find a more suitable beginner pattern and then saw this post over at Miss Make and was SOLD. Not only was the skirt super simple, but it having a top and skirt separate would make them more versatile and let me get twice as much wear out of this FABULOUS fabric! Worn together with a belt it will look like a dress. Perfect. Regretfully and somewhat guiltily have to admit that this is not the only pattern I purchased from Sewbox . Ahem. As I couldn’t decide if the Belcarra  was the EXACTLY right top, but I really like the pleats on the shouler, I so got it and the Colette Sencha Blouse after seeing the high neck version on the ever-cute  Tilly and the Buttons … just in case. As one does. Oh. And I did I mention I bought a real, up to date sewing machine too? eeep. There is a whole story behind that as well, as neighbours down the street stole the first one City Link delivered to them when I wasn’t home! But John Lewis sent a new one and all is good (though not sure they ever got the other one back!). And of course once I started it all went downhill as I HAD to check out my favourite Etsy fabric shop Miss Matatabi . More Japanese goods, but fabric this time. Naturally I found this cotton/hemp fabric that I HAD to have ON SALE. I love the hand sketched quality of the bears. And, let’s face it, people, GRIZZLY BEARS!! Too good. Makes me think of home. 😉 It was hard to choose between the yellow and the bright turquoise version, images via miss matatabi But…yellow it had to be, even though my wardrobe is starting to look like Big Bird’s. So then, naturally, I on to find a pattern for the medium weight fabric. Back to Tilly’s blog and saw  this skirt. Done. But …then… it arrived and I realised it would make the most amazing vintage sundress. The fabric has this woody quality to it that feels so retro. Can’t you just imagine? Even my partner, who can be a bit conservative, admitted it would be a stunning dress! Here is me mocking it up with a belt: So I may have bought the remaining 2m at Miss Matatabi. Maybe. A little. I feel like I am haemorrhaging money I really don’t have at the moment, but the compulsion was too strong. (Does anyone else ever do this? Start spending more money than practical and then completely LOSE IT? I haven’t done this in a long time, but made up for it with this spree.) Fingers crossed my sewing mojo improves quickly after this shopping spree! ;-? Share this:

  • This webpage has 549 words which is between the recommended minimum of 250 words and the recommended maximum of 2500 words - GOOD WORK.

Header tags:

  • It appears that you are using header tags - this is a GOOD thing!

Spelling errors:

  • This webpage has 3 words which may be misspelt.

Possibly mis-spelt word: Kokka

Suggestion: Kapok

Possibly mis-spelt word: Echino

Suggestion: Chino
Suggestion: E chino

Possibly mis-spelt word: Decoro

Suggestion: Decor
Suggestion: Decors
Suggestion: Decor o
Suggestion: Corrode
Suggestion: Recorded
Suggestion: Recorder

Broken links:

  • This webpage has 3 broken links.

Broken image links:

  • This webpage has no broken image links that we can detect - GOOD WORK.

CSS over tables for layout?:

  • It appears that this page uses DIVs for layout this is a GOOD thing!

Last modified date:

  • We were unable to detect what date this page was last modified

Images that are being re-sized:

  • This webpage has no images that are being re-sized by the browser - GOOD WORK.

Images that are being re-sized:

  • This webpage has no images that are missing their width and height - GOOD WORK.

Mobile friendly:

  • After testing this webpage it appears to be mobile friendly - this is a GOOD thing!

Links with no anchor text:

  • This webpage has no links that are missing anchor text - GOOD WORK.

W3C Validation:

  • This webpage has no W3C validation errors - GOOD WORK.

Print friendly?:

  • It appears that the webpage does NOT use CSS stylesheets to provide print functionality - this is a BAD thing.

GZIP Compression enabled?:

  • It appears that the serrver does NOT have GZIP Compression enabled - this is a NOT a good thing!