First up; some navy blue suedette shorts!
I actually like wearing shorts in winter; it’s kinda the same as wearing a mini, in my opinion, and personally I think minis are absolutely great in winter. So why not shorts in winter too?
Suedette is quite a wintery-feeling fabric too I think; this piece is actually leftover from when I made my Megan Nielsen Dove blouse, way back here. I KNOW! I surprise myself sometimes with my stashing capabilities. Too silly for words.
I had just enough fabric to squeeze out the pieces for these shorts, which is awesome sauce. The pattern is the FibreMood Dahlia shorts pattern, which is a beautifully feminine, roomy design, with a deep deep pleat at the top resulting in chic wide legs, also very deep and lovely cuffs. These are my favourite part of the shorts actually. It has pockets too, of course! Oh, and lastly the waist was a little baggy on me, so I also added belt loops and made a short tie belt. I really like how this looks on the shorts too! You can probably see that I used a silver press stud for the shorts closure, it stands out ike a sore thumb in these pictures unfortunately; after I noticed this I went back and added another belt look over the press stud, hiding it. Thus fixing the problem, yay.
What else have I made… hmmm? Well another maternity skirt for Cassie. This is another Burda 7023, using navy blue cotton jersey. I was asked in the comments where this can be bought, I’m afraid if it’s not in your local pattern store then I don’t know, sorry. It’s kinda hard to get hold of older paper patterns nowadays, very sadly. I think this particular pattern was from about three or four years ago. I just gave it to her without taking a photo sorry; maybe I’ll get a photo and update here then (later edit: Here ’tis!!)
And I finished another project, this beanie has been a veeeery long term one! In 2018 we went to Canada and Alaska, blogged about here; and here; and I bought some yarn while there; including this ball of locally handspun and hand-dyed wool in Talkeetna, Alaska. The label has Wild n’ Woolly on it, but they don’t seem to have an internet presence so I can’t link to them. The colour is Berry Picking, and the design is my own, but pretty plain. I started and unravelled it a few times, trying to get the perfect amount of head-hugging, which I think I got in the end. It’s beautifully cosy!
I’m wearing it here with my raspberry tee top, my raspberry Paprika Patterns Jade mini skirt, hand knit navy cardigan, navy corduroy jacket (originally made for Sam but he’s given it back to me) my yellow raincoat, black tights…
And that’s all for now! Our new pattern is going to be ready very very soon, we’ve been working so hard on it, so please look forward to that coming soon!