Since my last post, I used the remaining fabric from Lemonianta’s vintage apron to make myself a new bag. It is lined with plain white cotton. I didn’t use a pattern, just made it up as I went along, and I’m very pleased with it. It ended up being quite fiddly and, like the last time I made a bag, I broke several machine needles. I plan to make simpler bags with left-over fabric and use them instead of gift bags for future friends’ birthdays.
I also got some lovely fabric from John Lewis and a Burda Kids pattern 9750 (which goes up to 3 years) with which I made this dress for Lyra:
I’m currently using the same pattern to make a red polka dot dress for her, and with the same fabric I’ve started on a dress for me too using a pattern which came free with Prima magazine (collected by my great Aunt!).
Finally, I felt my usual style of clothing needed a wake up and shake up, and I can’t tell you what made me really badly want to own a denim playsuit. I found this in a charity shop, which fitted my bottom half perfectly but was too big on top, so I took it in at the side seams, and here is the finished result:
And now it’s back to the ongoing projects: red polka dot dresses for me and Lyra, and I’m also doing an applique ‘Home Sweet Home’ cushion cover…photos to follow!
* OK, so it isn’t the noughties anymore…so what do we call this decade?