Stepping Out


While neutrals are decidedly within my comfort zone, bold, stand out colours are most certainly not!  However.  After making the gold and black Anza Dress last month, I had a bit of the fabric left over.  The lady I made the dress for didn’t want the remains for herself, so it went into the stash.  But not for long!  Also in the stash was the remains of a decent amount of plain black viscose.


Deciding to prove my point about using Burda top 124 from 5/2015 for left over pieces of lengths of fabric, I decided those two fabrics would be perfect.  There was enough of the print for the front and sleeves, the plain black was used for the back.  This time I didn’t cut the keyhole opening but instead converted it to a slit, like the sort you’d get on a shirt cuff.  The bias for the bindings was cut from the print viscose, plain grey sections for the slit and the coloured sections for the neckline.


I really like how it’s turned out!  Although it feels longer than the other versions.  That might just be because of the startling band of colour at the hem.  Otherwise, it’s great!  I’m not sure how much longer we have to wear short sleeved, lightweight tops this year, the weather has turned decidedly autumnal and it’s nowhere near the end of August yet!

An update on the other sewing, the 1920s sequin dress only needs a hem.  After many, many hours of cutting out sequins and then sewing them back on again, I think I’ve had enough!!  I’ve also finally started working on my Morgan Jeans, having done two and a half toiles last month and actually cut it out 2 weeks ago.  Hopefully they’ll be finished this week.  There are other things still on the cutting table, but I’ll get there – eventually!!


Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

9 thoughts on “Stepping Out”

  1. Gorgeous outfit! Jeans are looking fine!
    Sorry to hear your weather’s not being cooperative. Wish I could send you a smidgen of ours. 🌞🌞🌞

    1. For August, it’s been pretty darn disappointing! I’ve been tempted to put the heating on, then I think: It’s only August for heaven’s sake!!

  2. Very Nice ! I Can’t wait to see your Morgan jeans.
    WoW ! Your having cooler weather ? We here in Northern California are
    still having very warm temps., in the 80’s.
    But we are enjoying the Eclipse.

    1. I’m afraid I don’t know what 80F translates to in Celcius, but our temperatures have had me reaching for an extra jumper, fluffy socks and seriously considering putting the heating on…. Too cloudy here for the eclipse, if it was visible in the UK??

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