Thursday, 12 June 2014

New Patterns

Hi Guys

Well I am trying to keep the momentum going with my sewing and purchased some new patterns that took my fancy.

The Butterick pattern was inspired by Margy another blogger who has made this up several times and I just thought the top looked so comfortable, but stylish too.  I just loved the crisp black and white asymmetrical look of the Vogue pattern (very Armani Spring 2013 ), however I have some nice cream and black shoes, and am also thinking that colour combination would work well too.  The McCalls shorts will be excellent when riding my bike, however perhaps not as short as the model is wearing.  This is a Palmer Pletsch pattern and they also have a long version which I am thinking might be suitable for my trip to the open air opera at the end of the month.  The last McCalls top pattern looks lovely and light and airy, so that is a great make for summer casual clothes.

I have traced off (a first for me) Vogue 9004, and cut out the pattern, and later today I'll try and get this cut out - I thought this was a lovely top to take to Paris with me next week.  If I get time, I'll try and run up a pair black trousers/pants to go with it.

So I am getting my sewing toe dipped to take up some "me" sewing, but gosh its very hot here at the moment (relatively speaking) - (I told my work colleague in Houston its really hot here, and she said how hot is hot, and then I told her, it would be perfect weather for her, a lot less hot than Houston ha ha), its hard to go indoors and sew when its hot for me (we have to capitalise on any good weather).

Watch this space, you might see my first garment(s) sewn for quite a while.

Catch you later...............


  1. I have been admiring the Vogue top and will be watching for your interpretation. I think the cream and black will be lovely. Great to hear you are back to some fabric play.

  2. I love that Vogue top too; it looks quite classic and yet still a little bit edgy :)