Sunday, 26 May 2013

Summer Lovin'

Pattern: Butterick 5895
Size: 14
Fabric: Gingham stripe from Ditto Fabrics

It's no secret I love 1950s style and this shirt, designed by Gertie just sums up the era so beautifully. I knew exactly what fabric I would use straight away and I think they're a match made in heaven.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Mad men and crazy hounds

Pattern: New Look 6912
Size: 14
Fabric: Cottons from Mason's

I bought this pattern on a whim about a year ago because I thought the dress looked soooo pretty. I then looked at my body and promptly returned it. But every time I saw this pattern on my regular pattern perving sessions online, I pined for it. So I bought it again and just hoped that the gods of sewing would look kindly upon me and let it look ok.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Stripe-igan Man

Pattern: Sirdar Click Chunky 9756

Size: 2 of 6 

Yarn: Click Chunky in 'Wild Cherry' and 'Loganberry'.

Ok, Stripe-igan Man probably isn't going to save the world any time soon. But doesn't he look dapper?
I started this cardigan a while ago and then it became summer and knitting seemed rather pointless. So, apologies as it may have been me that brought on the miserable weather again. I just wanted Big Minx to be able to wear his cardigan once, honest!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

That's a wrap!

Pattern: Simplicity 2549 (View A with C sleeves)

Size: 14

Fabric: Cotton from Freelance Fabrics

I love wrap dresses, they are classically feminine, but I think most girls will agree that they are problematic to wear; always trying to fall open at the front, and flash too much leg when you sit down, etc. So this Simplicity pattern is a saviour with its faux wrap front giving the pretty look with none of the bother!

Look, flowers in the garden!