Thanks so much for your suggestions on what to do with my vintage buttons and buckle. The overwhelming majority vote was for a shirt dress. I’ve been scouting about and I think I’ve settled on the McCalls 4769. It’s another of those pattern shots where I ask you to ignore the heinous photography and concentrate on the line drawings!
By happy serendipity, my Cloth Club swatches recently arrived from Stone Fabrics. I seriously love these moments in my life! It is such a cute game to go through the swatches and imagine future makes. Here are some of my favourites in the latest batch:
Top left: deep red polyester double crepe, machine washable
Top right: blue polyester Georgette with Carousel horse print, machine washable
Bottom left: Ted Baker ‘Ladies and dogs’ brown and blue designer cotton
Bottom right: Aubergine polyester corduroy (non crease)
I could definitely squeeze another V1247 skirt out of that cord, and that colour is one of my favourites. Don’t you love the prints? So cute! Now, the red crepe… Would that be too much with the black of my buttons and buckle? A combination too obvious, too (shush) vulgar?
Red is one of my favourite colours in the whole world. I love wearing it. Yet I’ve steered a lot of my sewing away from this colour, for fear of over-egging the pudding. Well, sod that! I am going to embrace this colour more. But do say if you think it’s wrong with the accessories. Is crepe even suitable for a shirt dress? I’d love your opinion!
In other news, do you enter blog giveaways? I stopped entering for a good year – unless it was something I REALLY wanted. Why? I am the unluckiest person in the world. If there’s a pub raffle, you’ll guarantee I won’t win it. So I gave up. Then after my little sulk, I decided to start entering giveaways again. Come on – the odds are way better than the National Lottery. Finally, my ship came in! Can you believe what I recently won from Mika of Savory Stitches:
I feel very privileged to even have these in my home. I must make items worthy of their beauteosity. Decisions, decisions…
Thank you, Mika!