The Peacocks dress back in 2014 at the Black Country Living Museum's 1940's Weekend. That dress has always been way too short but I love the print!
I made some pyjama bottoms to go with the Sorbetto top I made, also out of the curtain fabric from the jumble sale. I doubt I'd wear both pieces together; my husband already calls these my 'Mr Blobby pyjamas'. The pattern is the 'Margot' from Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walden.
I'm sparing you my just-woke-up face, it's not pretty!
I found some jersey fabric in a charity shop in North Wales for £2, so I hunted for a simple top pattern and found the free 'Natty' top pattern by Addie K Designs. I am really pleased with it, but sewing stretch jersey is a bit fiddly to say the least. My ballpoint needles couldn't cope and I ended up going back to using a regular needle. I think I stretched it a bit in places but you can't tell too much. I've already worn it out of the house, to work one day.
I still haven't finished that mock-up circle skirt (metres of hemming to do, a tad boring that bit!), but I've made headway on my 1920s one-hour dress, that I'm making from a sheer curtain I found in a charity shop. Unfortunately it still looks very much like a curtain, so there is much more work to be done before it resembles anything lovely and garden-party appropriate.
Over the last couple of months I have accumulated so many patterns. My husband came back from a charity shop with a pile for me, bless him. Some super ones and a few dodgy '80s ones, ha! I just didn't notice patterns in charity shops before but now I seem to find them everywhere I go. They're not all my size so I will have to do a bit of resizing but that's another challenge I'm keen to take on at some point. Take a look at some of the patterns I've acquired, which one's your favourite?
The beach dress on the bottom left comes with an option to make a matching hat!! I think that pattern is my favourite for that reason.
That middle one looks a bit Star Wars doesn't it?
These Prima patterns were a job lot for £1. There's a jumpsuit (1930s beach pyjama potential?), high waist trousers, and classic dress patterns. Should keep me busy over the winter!
I've got some holiday coming up and have a particularly busy patch at work, and so am not sure when I'll get a chance to make something from scratch again. I'll keep you posted when I do complete another project. Sewing sign off, for now.