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…
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading A confession about (lack of) fitting – Burda 7531
This was the first piece of vintage fabric I bought - about four years ago - and the piece that made me want to start sewing clothes. I'm glad I waited this long to use it - it was a nightmare to sew. Fortunately, I chose a simple pattern, a circle skirt on a yolk, … Continue reading How to make a simple skirt difficult