Lockdown. It’s a pretty terrifying word. Nothing pretty, here.
Brain fuggy. Emotions stalled. Cuddles? Be careful, now. Creativity? You should be so lucky.
And yet, here I find myself sharing one of the prettiest makes in ages! This is the New Look K6434, sewn with tana lawn bought from Liberty of London when I was finally able to visit their store in person. Ella charmed everyone in sight. (Yes, Liberty is dog-friendly.)
The blouse does a good job of interpreting recent fashions for the statement sleeve, without being over the top.
A cotton top. What could possibly be more straightforward?
Well, we all know the answer to that, especially when I hadn’t sewn in ages.
I cut the top out two sizes too small, judging everything on my upper chest measurements.
I then had to let out every single seam and add an extra flat piping detail to the back centre seam – which I now think is totally super-cute.
I suspect I’ve made it too short, and have the hem allowance to let it down.
I could go on! But who has the brain energy these days? All we really want is a flash of inspiration. I hope I’ve brought it.
Most importantly of all … how ARE you?
PS As I took these photos, a passing toddler ordered, in the fashion of a true copyright diva, ‘Don’t take MY photo!’ Welcome to the 2021 world of social media. Well, we created it… 😉