Made to order for Pat to wear to her monthly bookclub meeting. Inserting complementary coloured piping on sleeves, pockets and hem was fun.
The final fit is a little snug but there was limited fabric available – it also features on the Friends of Rock Road Library Noticeboard, 12 March Post, and will make another appearance soon as a summer frock!
This week’s sewing challenge was to create a tennis ‘skort’ dress – to wear at a new club which requires players to wear white.
Sid approves the ‘toile’ (a version made in cheap fabric to trial fit and style).
These bold print ‘slacks’ were such a favourite of mine that, when they began to fade, I made a second pair!
(Fabric John Lewis furnishing, cotton Passion-flower print)
A very pleasant Friday afternoon spent with baby Anabelle’s quilt-making grandmothers (and mother) making two simple work tabards.
A rainy Sunday afternoon, some good friends, 1.5 metres of Liberty Tana Lawn, and some stylish PJ bottoms!
This weekend was spent in front of a cosy fire turning a piece of fabric found in my mother’s store into a simple skirt.
Sid approves the soft, pure wool fabric!
Neat & Simple
The length of fabric that I used for the lining was also just right to lengthen a dress for my daughter.
A simple way to lengthen a skirt.
Begun in 2015, Lou finished her skirt this weekend – achieving a perfect fit!
There were seven for our workshop lunch and much chatter and merriment – Dom cut out some trousers in an amazing African print, photo in a future blog when finished.
A friend was invited to a 1960s-themed, 60th fancy-dress birthday party. Of course, Pat found the perfect frock in her wardrobe that she had made c.1967 (and a charity shop provided the boots)!
This much-loved, mouse-nibbled, maternity dress made in the 1950s is made of fabric which I wonder may have been designed by the author Judith Kerr who worked for a fabric company after the war and produced work which was remarkably similar.
Mouse-eaten Maternity Dress
The garment was carefully taken apart, patched in one place, lined and turned into a simple skirt.
60 Years Later!