They say a picture can speak a thousand words, therefore, unusually for me I shall drop a couple of pictures in, leaving the words for later, y’see I’m supposed to be catching a bit of rare time this week for sewing….but rest assured I will do these various mentions justice later – promise.
As well as a couple of knit tops to post about (a Nora top – thanks Debbie & a black cowl neck), I’ve also been fiddling around a bit since my culottes. This is what I’ve been working on, but have yet to wear & therefore get some action shots of …
This is a close up (un-ironed by the look of it – tsk-tsk!) of the Simple Simplicity 2599 with added lace collar, worn once with my culottes, so you have kind of seen it before.
Here’s what I finished this weekend. I’ve had this bottle green wool crepe for a while now & hadn’t been sure what to use it for. Then I succumbed to the temptation that is the Colette Patterns A line Ginger skirt,wanting to be part of the party. Roobeedoo convinced me that yes it was a “special”, not your usual A line skirt, so in I dove (or is that dived?). Please be warned – it might be a bit of a Halloween shock to you but I kept it straight & simple – not a spot of piping or ric rac to sully its simplicity! No way I hear you say – that’s not the Badger way! But you know me well enough by now to know that it needed something to add a bit of Badger personality …enter a Tilly bow belt!
Finally, this is what is drawing me away from writing any more. (Sorry about the flash shine – I’m trying to be speedy & I guess it shows!)
Simplicity 2614. I’m making a pussy bow/ tie neck blouse out of this gorgeous cotton. I’ve made it before with the shorter tie neck tie & the 3/4 length sleeves (my Randall & Hopkirk blouse …). It’s a lovely pattern with back & lower front cut on the bias with pretty bodice gathers. The drawback with 3/4 length sleeves like this is that wear a cardi on top & the sleeves are all bunchy inside. Solution, I have lengthened the sleeves to make them full grown wrist warmers. Now to see how I get on.
Have you noticed that there is a green theme going on with my latest makes? It is actually deliberate – how to introduce a new brighter colour into my winter wardrobe ….that still goes with all the perfectly serviceable grey, purple, red and black….(please don’t get me started on my rebellion against so much black in my wardrobe! )
Time to get on with the sewing ….bye for now xx