Pink and polka dots

I have been doing some more sewing for myself using some fabric that has been in my stash for a few years.  The first is beautiful pink linen. I can’t remember what I bought the linen for originally but I have used it to make a shirt.It looks pale and washed-out in pictures but the finished article does look good. Detail of the pocket stitching.

The pattern was not as well defined as most patterns I use and I had to wing it in parts where the instructions were missing or not clearly explained but overall I was happy with the result.  I lined the yoke as the linen is fairly see through and I didn’t want the edge of the seam on the yoke to show through.

The only buttons I had were see through and I used them but I was not happy with the end result.

I decided to buy some other buttons where the button hole would not be so obvious.

The second item is from this pattern:

A bit way out there in the fabric but I will wear it at home.


This and that.

Again I have been missing in action for the past little while. I have been occupied with other things but now have time to attend to the blog.

Since I last posted I have been doing a few things.  I have made some pyjamas for our youngest granddaughter.  I had the pattern already as I had made a nightie for another granddaughter some years ago.  Our granddaughter wanted pyjamas for herself and her dolly.  While they were staying with us we visited Spotlight and she selected the fabric for the project.  It has taken me a few weeks to get both items finished but they are done at last and were posted off.  Hopefully she will like the finished product.

I also managed to get a bit of sewing done for myself.  I have made a top using a pattern that I had used previously.

Upon making the top I discovered that the fabric had a slight flaw.  There is a spot of dropped blue in amongst the pattern.  You really don’t notice it unless it is pointed out to you.  You can see it on the left sleeve.  I have managed to conceal the other dots on the side of the garment where it really can’t be seen.

A little bit of sewing

My sister-in-law asked me to convert a t-shirt, that she had had for some time, into a cushion cover.  It was not a difficult task and was finished very quickly.  I had planned to put piping around the cushion but because of the flexible nature of the t-shirt fabric I found that would have been too tricky so I left the cushion plain, with a zip opening.