Sunday, 4 March 2018

Snow Day - Sew Day

We had actual snow in Cornwall last week.

It doesn't happen often.
Being stuck inside the house I decided to do some sewing.
I made Naomi this Game of Thrones inspired dress, using a textured dragon scale fabric (pattern New Look 6391, re-drafted to a sweetheart neckline)

And for myself I made the Tilly and the Buttons Orla top using a bargain piece of cotton lawn which cost me the princely sum of £2 at the Craft 4 Crafters show last month.

I absolutely love this pattern. The only change I made was to alter the construction of the back opening in order to attach the lace effect zip on the outside.


Unknown said...

Wonderful stitching, love the lace detail on the back of your top. Our snow has all gone and the rain has returned 😕

Justine said...

Beautiful stitching Christine, you're so clever! The dress for Naomi is stunning and your top is so pretty and what a bargain!

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful designs and finishes, wow!

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

Two lovely garments,I am full of admiration.

Preeti said...

Both sewing finishes look perfect!

Shebafudge said...

Wow!!! They are both gorgeous items. I love the colour of the dress and the fit of top. What a talented lady you are!!

Astrids dragon said...

I wish I knew and liked how to sew - your two pieces look great!

Julie said...

WOW ... don't you look fab in that new top.
Naomi's dress is a gorgeous colour.

Carol said...

You certainly made wonderful use of your snow day, Christine as both garments look wonderful! I especially love the sweetheart neckline on Naomi's green dress :)

Clare-Aimetu said...

What a rare occurrence - snow! Great clothes you made, I love both those fabrics

rosey175 said...

Great snow, that looks like more than we've gotten the entire season, bah.

That's a great dress! I love a sweetheart neckline. Sewing looks such fun.

Leonore Winterer said...

That was a very productive day, I love the dress and your new top - what a bargain! Hopefully the weather will catch up with your wardrobe soon.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely dress for Naomi. I've fallen in love with your new top. That Orla pattern is pretty versatile.

diamondc said...

Oh my goodness that dress is beautiful, I am totally in love with your top, it is so pretty.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great use of your time! Two gorgeous garments. I am not sure what I did with my snow days... some stitching anyway!

FlashinScissors said...

Wow, gorgeous dress for Naomi! Your top is very pretty, and love the lacey zip ..... and what a bargain too!
I don’t like the snow, we have it again today here, but what a great excuse to do some sewing!!!
Barbara xx

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