I try to wear me made clothes to work each day - I only work 3 days a week which makes this a bit easier. So as it turns out my first post is going to be what I was wearing today.
The top is a Renfrew in coral merino from The Fabric Store. Its probably my 3rd or 4th. This time I didn't put on the cuffs and waist band. I just took it in as required at the bottom, but next time I will grade the pattern down before cutting. I really like the colour of this top and the relaxed fix. It could perhaps do with a bit of extra length, but I still like it.
The skirt is made in black ponte from the remnant warehouse. It is NewLook 6228, a recently released pattern in the Autumn 2013 collection. I cut a size 12, even though my waist and hips are closer to a 16. But based on finished measurements and other similar skirts I own I thought a 12 would be better, and I am very happy with the finished size. I will definitely be making more of these, as they are very comfortable for work. I did some top stitching along the panel seams, which I think adds a bit to an otherwise straightforward skirt.
|top stitching on panel seams|
Just a word about the photos on this blog, getting time to take photos has been the biggest problem about starting this blog. Instead of putting it off longer I am just going to do the best I can with photo taking and hopefully one day I will get a chance to take additional, more detailed and better quality photos.
Hello blog world! Lee I hope you will be my first follower!