I'm cracking on with my stash busting list, and I've a whole outfit to show you today. Outside pics too - it must be Spring! My skirt is Vogue 1247 and the sweater is a pattern by Sirdar. I can't find a separate knitting pattern for this (it was in Knitting magazine, April 2014) but … Continue reading Finished outfit! Sirdar sweater and denim skirt
What to get Mr D for his birthday? Every morning he walks to our nearest village to get the newspapers, and the bag he has been using to carry them back was breaking. So, a new bag! The Colette Cooper messenger bag looked ideal, and I decided to make it in waxed cotton to keep … Continue reading Colette Cooper messenger bag in waxed cotton
On Christmas Day, I decided I "needed" a black pencil skirt to wear to my brother's Boxing Day party. So while Mr D was preparing the veg for lunch, and made a little reckless by a glass of Prosecco, I made this! "What are you doing" said Mr D from the kitchen. "Making a skirt". … Continue reading A very quick skirt story – Colette Mabel
This silk was an unusual fabric choice for me (I'm a bit of a bargain hunter) but when I won a Drygoods Design gift certificate from Sanae I thought I would splash out on a bit of luxury. It's an unusual mid-weight silk, with a twill like texture - and the colours, oh the colours! I wanted … Continue reading Floral silk Chardon skirt
What better way to celebrate a happy event for one of my favourite bloggers than a virtual Baby Shower! Congratulations Vicki, and looking forward to hearing more about the little one when he or she arrives. My gift is an owl sleeping bag. I hope the little one sleeps soundly in it - at least … Continue reading Congratulations, Vicki Kate!
Yay! Gillian's (Crafting a Rainbow) top five lists are back. I love reading these - look forward to catching up with everyone! I'm going to split my top fives into two posts, and here are my hits and misses. 1 & 2. Two favourites in one outfit - McCall's 6751 top and New Look 6100 shorts. … Continue reading Top 5 hits and misses of 2014
This is Simplicity 2451 in the navy linen I used to make my holiday shorts. Not a huge amount to say really, apart from it's a great pattern (4 years old!) with many, many lovely versions on the interwebs. This is view C, and the only change I made was to omit the back vent. … Continue reading Navy linen skirt and some thoughts on not making everything…