Giddy-up! Simplicity 2599 V2

I love my first version of this top so much, that I’ve made it again, almost exactly the same, just in a different colourway.

This time I made necessary adjustments to the bust darts and cut the back on the fold. Again, I lowered the neckline and tried to adjust the front neckline to prevent gaping, but I think I might hand stitch a few small tucks as the pleated trim is pulling it down a little.

I love this fabric (from this Etsy seller, but she only appears to have a green and purple version in her shop right now), which is a little funny because I don’t love horses. This colourway goes nicely with my red pants, which still need buttons, but I’m going to wear them today with safety pins.

Happy Sewing!

Another project

I may have accidentally purchased some fabric last week, so that I can re-upholster an old armchair. I didn’t mean to buy it. It wasn’t planned. I was just popping in to my local upholstery supplier to see if they had any nice remnants so I can make floor cushions for the kids, then I stumbled upon this.

It’s pretty cool right? So bright and wild – I love it! It goes perfectly with our red rug. It wasn’t a remnant though, I had to get it ordered in. I can’t wait to finally finish this chair, but after yesterdays terribly expensive car service (wheels, brakes, *cry*), I may have to wait until after Christmas to get new foam. Until then I’ll just keep this lovely stuff in sight. So it doesn’t get lost in my messy sewing room or forgotten on my ever growing ‘to sew’ list.

Happy Sewing!

Stylish Dress Book – Dress I

Made with Liberty = love!

This is my second dress from Stylish Dress Book and I’m just as happy with this dress as I was with the first.

It’s a simple ‘v’ neck dress, no zipper or buttons, with bands around the neckline and waist, although you really can’t see them much on mine. I added a tie to the back to bring in a little volume.

The fabric was from Shaukat and is called Tomary.

The only changes I made to the pattern was to lengthen the bust darts slightly, shorten the hem and add the tie. Next time I’ll probably make the ‘v’ a little deeper, just slightly, maybe just a half inch or so…

Now I just need the Sydney weather to warm up a little so it can get some wear.

Happy Sewing!

Another Op Shop Refashion

This is the third item that I picked up this past week from one of my local Op Shops. It’s a late 70’s, possibly early 80’s, polyester pleated skirt.

Now hemmed and taken in a little at the waist, this skirt is super breezy and light.

Perfect for summer days and also good for hiding a little more leg, which is especially important if you’ve neglected them for a few days… you know…