So here’s Skipper #2. This one is made with a lovely autumnal floral in a light weight wool. Another second hand fabric gift from my sister. I’ve made the neckband out of a navy from my stash, as the other colours aren’t the best for me. The navy is definitely a man-made fibre of some … More Ahoy there Autumn.
I made french darts! And belle shaped sleeves (if you call them belle rather than bell it makes them french too.) I drafted this off my main top block and re-positioned the legs of the dart to the waist rather than under the arm. My totally-non-left-brain really rebelled, but I kept sketching and playing until … More Oh la la!
Having made two tops using my vintage Simplicity pattern 9037, I decided I should use it to make the dress as well. (I can’t see myself making the jacket or coat anytime soon, but never say never…) The lovely paisley fabric is from the bag of fabric that was given to me by a family … More Whisky and Dark Chocolate Dress