Firstly I needed to do some counting to check I had completed enough projects to take part but pleased to say I have.
5. Kiwi Christmas dress
Yes it is only just finished but I think this will be a versatile dress. It is a perfect length for work so hopefully with a cardi it will get regular use.
4. New cushions
I see these every day and I love them. They lift the dark grey colour of the sofas and they link well with other red tones in the room. Also I enjoy the fact that I didn’t need to buy any new cushions just recycle some old pillows and it meant I could make them the perfect size for the sofa.
3. Star print sorbetto
Such a fun print I often wear this to work with a white vest underneath and a white cardigan. It is lovely to get compliments at work and the children at school were astonished that I made it myself!
2. Black print sorbetto
Again great for work even better as I wear it with a black cardi (much easier to keep clean!). This fabric has a very silky feel and would well for a night out with smart jeans or a black skirt.
1. Blue Hazel
I wore this lots in the summer. It is great for a summer’s day teamed with a short denim jacket or add some heels for the evening.
Sewing came to a halt with a new school year but in the October holidays I managed to get back in it. The charlotte skirt pattern by Hand London was a great pattern to get back me into sewing. It fits perfectly and the instructions were so simple to follow.
I needed to cut a few inches off the length and maybe need a little more just to make it easier to move in. I’m not used to pencil skirts but I love the shape they create. I now need to think of what tops to wear with it I’m guessing some fine knits or a plain sorbetto top might work.
The next project is another sorbetto in a black floral print which I cut out last night. I’ve setup a sewing area in the dining room to make it easier to sew in the evenings and still be around for the puppy!
Hopefully there will be another finished project to share soon.
My third dress is complete! A summer sewing has been great fun. I have 3 dresses I love thanks to Colette patterns. These two dresses are Hazel dresses. A simple, strappy, summer dress that is easy to dress up with heels or down with a denim jacket.