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…

Perfect summer top – McCall’s 6751

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 … Continue reading Perfect summer top – McCall’s 6751