I've been busy working on a few commissions, but have managed to squeeze in a little sewing time for myself. My first make was the Flared Skirt from Gertie Sews Vintage Casual. I added the pockets with a flash of colour from Kaffe Fassett, because I love a dress or skirt with a pocket.
It's the perfect everyday skirt, a bit of swish but not too fancy. I can see a cotton one for summer being made soon.
Then onto my Vintage Pledge Make #1, the blouse from Simplicity 3688 1940's retro pattern. I'm on a mission to increase my vintage inspired wardrobe and this was a great top to start with.
I used a deep cherry crepe, which hangs beautifully, though I think it was a little heavy for this blouse as the slightly odd pleats in the front waist don't drape too well. The fabric was a remnant that I got for £3, so this was a super bargain too.
This is a very quick make and I think I'll make another in a Liberty print as it will drape beautifully.
Not sure what's on my cutting table next, so I'd better get rummaging through those patterns and work my way through some of that fabric stash.