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… Read More 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… Read More 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.… Read More 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.… Read More Navy linen skirt and some thoughts on not making everything…
I am not a lover of shorts. Many year ago, when I was waitressing, the managers suddenly decided we all had to wear navy t shirts and navy shorts. Not a good look for me (I’m sure I made what Mr D now calls “the face”) and I haven’t worn them since. But look… Read More Happy shorts – New Look 6100
Oh, I love this pattern! I’ve made a few woven tops, but don’t find them very comfortable. I like the simple vest style of this, and the back is really lovely. This version is in a pale blue / grey patterned voile, underlined with white muslin. I used the muslin because it was the day before… Read More Perfect summer top – McCall’s 6751
I haven’t tucked a top into a skirt for years! But when I took the initial pictures of this skirt, I realised it looked so much better with my t-shirt tucked in. It’s funny how that wasn’t obvious to me in the mirror. Then I realised that I had been lazy about fitting, because I… Read More A confession about (lack of) fitting – Burda 7531