hello! Once again I am presenting an odd assortment of disparate things made recently…
Items 1 and 2; two completely identical new Booragoon tops. Both from a pink cotton jersey from stash, originally Spotlight from ages ago. I’m wearing one above with my newly dyed Closet Clore patterns Mitchell trousers… the trousers used to be a paler pink and I felt like a colour change though I fear I overdid it a bit! never mind… the other pink Booragoon has gone to my niece T. It really suits her!
Love this cute and yet chic little pattern! I know it’s mine and I shouldn’t be too self-congratulatory, but I really really love it so I just have to gush occasionally. I’ll stop now.
Items 3, 4 and 5, or should I just call this item 3? I’m never quite sure…
anyway, I made a new set of one Watson bra plus two pairs of matching undies. I used some of the leftover pink cotton jersey, from those aforementioned pink tops, and some striped jersey, that I’ve had for a long long time (actually made this striped shirt from it). And whipped up a mixed fabrics set… actually I want to make more things like this at the moment, mixing up different fabrics.
Fronts and back of the knickers are contrasting, the strap elastic, rings and sliders, and hook and eye closure are all recycled from an old bra. The other elastics are all from the stash, by which I mean they’ve not been used before even if they’re not actually new. A free set! Yay!
Items 6 and 7 (or 4 and 5?). some matching clothes for Cassie’s two; T and G… Oh, I’ve just realised I haven’t introduced my newest grandson here yet… I did over on instagram but this is his first appearance here…Cassie had baby Gilbert a few weeks ago, and here he is!
Isn’t he sweet! This is the first thing I’ve made for him and I made a matching T-shirt for his older brother too.
I’m quite sad that this next one has zero hanger appeal, or should I say floor appeal, and even on the body it doesn’t look particularly chic; which is pity because the fabric is absolutely beautiful.
Mum wove this length of beautiful lilac/blue fabric with her own two hands many years ago, and had partially made a dress or tunic or something out of it.
I cut off the bottom, hemmed, and reattached the cut off portion as sleeves. I’m wearing it as a summer dressing gown. So that was item 8, for those keeping count, and now for number 9….
my new summer nightie! So I really really love this and it feels so lovely to wear! I used a short length of silk from Le Stash, originally from (I think) Tessuti fabrics of Melbourne, from years ago. With some clever pattern placement I managed to cut a Closet Core Simone slip. I French seamed the side seams, and was very careful to match stripes all around. It feels incredibly luxe! Why have I never made silk sleepwear before?!
Ok, I think that’s all for now! See you later!