Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New but vintage

So as previously stated, I bought some fabric at the V&A exhibition, some of which became a dress for my niece. Some became a dress for another girl-baby-to-be:
Same pattern, this time in 'Coral' with same lining. Excellently cute pattern.

I had a day off yesterday, again with both boys busy at work/nursery, so spent the day gardening/sewing/preserving artichokes. I finished this:
which is the shirt from Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing, in fabric by Michael Miller. And yes, he does now have matching shirt & shorts :) Poor child. I have to say, I didn't much enjoy sewing the shirt and it isn't especially tidy around the collar, but it does look fantastic on, especially now that summer is about again.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

the little dresses are just lovley and so is B's shirt, you are very smart and yes very lucky as you said.

xxm

Liz said...

Great shirt - I really like the matching but contrasting animals on the pockets.

ruthcrafts said...

Cool beans! Looks like you're making the most of odd moments :) (wish I was, am drowning in paperwork and ice cream (serving it, not eating it, unfortunately) ).... I agree about the lack of modern crafters' quilts, but loved the old ones (which were what I was there to see) - I guess it's that old problem of craft-based making being under-appreciated.