Finished outfit! Sirdar sweater and denim skirt

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

Colette Cooper messenger bag in waxed cotton

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

A very quick skirt story – Colette Mabel

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

Top 5 hits and misses of 2014

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

Navy linen skirt and some thoughts on not making everything…

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…