Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Simply Sureau

Pattern: Sureau from Deer&Doe

Size: 38 graded to 40

Fabric: Purple flower cotton from Freelance Fabrics

I've had this pattern for ages and it's part of a set that I've, for some strange reason, decided I'm scared of making. I really don't know why, as Belladone, my only other Deer&Doe experience was a dream to make and fitted really nicely. I think I just wanted to love Sureau so much I was afraid of it going wrong in any way. But I've decided to bite the bullet and make these things that have been scaring me.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Minx to the rescue!

Pattern: There wasn't one!

Size: 12

Fabric: Denim and cotton

I think I'm getting OK at following a pattern now, but I am still terrified by the idea of freestyling. However, these jeans have been bothering me. Literally. Every time I open the wardrobe they ask if they can be worn today and so I put them on only to remember I just don't really like the style any more. I hate to say this, but I think they're too young for me now! However, I do love how they fit so decided I would upcycle them in to a skirt!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Birthday bonanza

Pattern: Simplicity Amazing Fit 1717

Size: 14 curvy, View A

Fabric: Sparkle wool from Mason's

I asked for this pattern for Christmas as I thought it looked great for making a selection of simple skirts. And then I didn't get round to using it. I loved this fabric from afar for quite a while and then decided to just buy some and find something to make with it. I originally chose this pattern:

thinking it looked like a really cute, fitted shirt dress. It was terrible! Such bizarre fitting and doesn't resemble the photo on the envelope at all. I won't go in to full details, but it was so ridiculous I couldn't even be bothered to try to fix it, so went on a completely different tangent.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Dressing for the theatre, dahling

Pattern: Simplicity 2147

Size: 10

Fabric: Teal spot viscose

Usually I have a pattern in mind and then hunt down fabric to go with it. On this occasion, I found this fabric whilst looking for something else and just couldn't leave the shop without it. The colour and pattern are so me and it's so soft and drapey I knew I had to have it. So I also had to find a pattern to go with it! I fancied something comfy but elegant, with a theatre trip coming up and I thought Simplicity 2147 was just that, whilst also being quite versatile for future use.