It has been quite some time since I did an actual blog post, and it feels like so much has happened since my last one! Life gets in the way.. But in amongst all the mayhem, I have, of course, still been getting my sewing fix here and there.
One recent make, which I was pleasantly surprised by, is McCalls 7601.
This is a versatile pattern playing up to the cold-shoulder trend, with various combinations of ruffles, sashes and peplums.
For this month’s Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network post, I finally got around to making another Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse, and it reminded me how much I liked this pattern the first time around! I paired it with a pair of trousers made using Vogue v9189, a reprint of a vintage (circa 1960!) Vogue pattern.
I feel like I have been searching for a long time for a great cami pattern. Recently I decided to try one that seems, from ‘sewcial media’ – sorry 🙂 – to be both extremely popular and very flattering. Here’s my version of the Ogden Cami by True Bias:
My April post for the Minerva Crafts Blogger’s Network is up on their site – why not take a look for details of my first shirt (hacked from popular shirtdress pattern McCalls 6696) and yet another pencil skirt? 🙂
I’ve had this amazing ivory linen from Guthrie & Ghani in my stash for some time now, so when I realised I have a party coming up with a “white and denim” dress code and couldn’t find anything I wanted to wear to it, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
It’s a barbecue/garden party so I wanted something casual, with room for my food baby (that post -dinner bulge around my belly!), but not too basic. I also couldn’t be bothered to print and assemble a new PDF, so wanted to work with a pattern I had already used and fitted.