Butterick 5216

When I scored this pattern from the lovely Clio I had just the fabric in mind from my stash

It should have been a match made in heaven, and to be fair the finished top is really lovely.

But it’s just not me.

So much so that I’m not even bothering photographing it.

I like the top but not on me.  It will very much suit a friend of mine, so it’s going to be parcelled up this week and sent off to a new home.  One where it won’t just sit at the back of the wardrobe in a forlorn fashion, but will actually be worn.

I know I should be really miffed that this didn’t work, but I’m chalking it up as all part of the learning process.  I’m still trying to work out what styles are good on me and even though this style and fabric just didn’t cut it, the top is well put together so my sewing skills are developing.  All good stuff.

However, I have had a win this week

Loving her new dress

This used to be a skirt of mine that was just too big after the weight loss.  Amazingly the little Chloe cardigan already in her drawer matches perfectly.Again I utilised the skirt lining to line the dress.

I’m so pleased with this. I love these little dresses.  They are so simple to make and look so cute on her.  And they’re modest, which a lot of RTW clothes for little girls aren’t.

So the stash is dwindling, and next up is a pair of black trousers for me. This weekend I’ve been sewing up Mr S’s Whitfield jacket and blocking 3, count ’em, 3 shawls knitted by Ma from my stash yarn.  Photos to follow.

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