It’s been a busy few weeks, so I needed something fun and cute to sew. Not too taxing and a project to make me smile. Enter the Fifi! God bless Tilly and the Buttons and her super-achievable sewing patterns.
Back in February, some lovely colleagues bought me this dog-themed cotton from Sew Over It for my birthday. I can’t find the same online, but this is similair. Whilst searching, I noticed that Sew Over It are currently stocking some awesome animal prints right now. Someone take my purse off me!
But back to my dogs. I knew immediately that the fabric would make a cute and breathable summer Fifi set. I’ve already made one version in a cheap something. Sadly, the set emerges from the washing machine in a tight, angry ball of creases. Tiresome. So I wanted to make another version in a better behaving fabric.
The bias cut camisole has the most gorgeous drape and the shorts are super cute.
This set is a great project for practising French seams. It’s not difficult to fit and would make a great gift project – you could confidently sew for a friend with only basic body measurements to hand. But I’m not giving these to anyone. I’m wearing them as I type! All I need now is that limb-melting summer heat to justify wandering around the house in a camisole and shorts. These are just not the same with a cardie on top…
Any optimistic summer makes on your To Do list?