Thursday, 13 August 2015


I am feeling very industrious at the moment, its a good feeling but may not last long, it often doesn't especially as it involves lavender bags and another five chair covers.
Anyway today I have been making lavender bags, you need the patience of a saint and a high boredom threshold, this is just over an hour of work, all I could manage. The lavender is from my garden and is actually last years but still very pungent. This years will be made into more professional looking lavender bags and pillows which will be for sale nearer Christmas.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Calm sea and some sewing

 While sorting through my stash of dyed fabrics I came across two pieces that were almost big enough for tops so after a bit of manipulation of pattern pieces, fiddling around with fabric, shortening and thinning down I managed to cut out two tops, same pattern, slight difference in design due to manipulating the available fabric.
Top one had to have an added section in the back to make it wide enough which worked out quite well as a design feature.
Top 2 is shorter and has vents in the side per the original pattern. I cut this one out first in a size 12 which was too big so had to be altered with larger seams and extra darts. It seem Simplicity patterns are very generous, even the 10 is quite large.
Top 1 front

Top 1 back

Top 2 back - the right colour

Top 2 close up

Top 1 close up
Top 2 front