We had a few days of sunshine and I began to think that maybe summer would come this year after all, so I got all excited and started thinking about a summer wardrobe. Shelly and I have made the first item from the Japanese craft book. I’ll do a full post on that very soon but here’s a sneak preview. I changed the closure from ties to loop and button and added sleeves that were not in the original pattern. The button is from my vintage stash.
Generally speaking I’m very pleased with it but I’m unpicking the sleeves and re-doing them as they were a bit out, you can see it pinches up under the armpit, hmmm.
So then I finally got started on some tops with everyone’s favourite the 3835 Built by Wendy pattern that is very flattering for a bigger bust. This is my T-shirt replacement pattern. I hate buying T-shirts from chain stores and finally I though – doh, I don’t need them! I’m making two in plain white and one in the same fabric as the Japanese tunic – DESTASH!! They’ll go really well with my A-line skirt collection or with jeans or capri pants.
I’m half way through making some capri pants in black linen with a band of left-over Alexander Henry fabric at the bottom but they need adjusting and I’m grumpy with them for now so no pictures until they’re back in my good books.
I’ve also been making some little girl outfits., they’ll have their own post too. All from stash fabric and thrifted pillowcases.