Purple mini skirt I drafted and sewed, courtesy of Aldrich’s Metric Pattern Cutting. This is really one of the best sewing books I’ve ever come across.
This is a self-drafted skirt made up of 5 panels, 2 at the back, 3 at the front, and hip pockets. Little bit of bias binding round the waist, top stitching followed by an argument with the zipper and I was done.
Do you like my new photo backdrop? In this weather, it’s the best place in the garden, it isn’t muddy and gets decent light. We actually share the garden with the couple upstairs and I got sprung taking these pics today. It’s OK though, last week the guy upstairs was burying photographs as part of a project on decomposition so I think we understand each other. I just hope he didn’t bury them in the mouse graveyard down the back.
Bit of a two for one in this post as I made this scarf as well. It’s a nice bit of colour in rows of single crochet.
I made the scarf a while ago but I’m posting it today because it’s my mum’s birthday today. She’s one of those mums that never made my sister or I feel bad about what we chose to wear. I never had to sneak out of the house and change into clothes I’d hidden in the letter box. However, “Vanessa, please put on a scarf. Please?” was something I heard a lot.
So this one’s for you, mum. I’m sorry I’m way over the other side of the world on your birthday (again). Love you and I’m sending you a hug.
See, scarf? I’m still wearing it, no? Buon compleanno mama x