So, May did a disappearing act on me and now it’s halfway through June!! I have a couple of makes to show you, the first is in keeping with my reuse policy. I made a pair of viscose border print trousers last year in South Africa and packed all the left over bits of fabric in my suitcase, bringing them all home. I was determined to make use of it!
I decided to try my new favourite pattern, 105 from Burdastyle magazine February 2016. The panels make it an ideal pattern for fabric that is in bits! I arranged the pattern pieces to make the best use of the remaining fabric I had, using the selvage edge of the border for the hem. I did pretty well and have only really small scraps left over.
I think this is my favourite version so far, it’s so soft and drapey! On this one I tweaked the neckline, making a small dart to stop some of the gaping that occurs on the first two I made. It’s worked well! The button is from the stash, part of a vintage collection I picked up at an antiques shop.
I’ve French Seamed all the innards so it’s as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside. I love it so much that it featured 4 times in Me Made May! It’s the only top I repeated like this!
With my navy linen trousers made last year.
With my Birkin Flares.
With my white linen Burdastyle trousers.
With my grey Burdastyle trousers.
I guess you could call this a good make then, well on its way to 30 wears… Next up are a few items I made quickly for Daughter No2. She made me a nice long list of Burda patterns to trace for this year and managed to allocate some fabrics from the stash towards some of them. As she was heading to Madeira for 2 weeks in June I thought I’d best make a start and she could have some for her holiday. I’ll do a few posts this week to catch up and then start on the June makes!