Hello All! I sincerely hope you are all safe and well wherever you are in the world. I have some projects to catch up with you because I had a little flurry before we went away to France on holiday last week. This is my second vintage pattern make of the year, slow for me I know, but I am fine for clothes at the moment. This top happened by happy accident.
Amy from Love Made my Home sent me some craft stash in a recent clear out and this happy-go-lucky gingham was in the bag. There was a small piece but I knew I could squeeze out one of my favourite vintage pattern makes - Simplicity 7642, View 2.
When I say squeeze, read a bit short hence the cotton lace trim which I had in my stash from a bric-a-brac market purchase a while back. This gave me a comfortable length.
It was a lightweight cotton so for the first time I made a fully lined version which hangs really well,it is so smooth on the inside and neat around the neckline and armholes. It washes really well too. It has the look of a french cafe tablecloth but it works for me. I made the denim skirt with pockets too because that is the kind of skirt that pays you back in spades whether you are on holiday or at home.
I have some corking stuff to show you. Chat soon.