Of all the presents under the tree this year, this one had to be the most exciting, and it didn’t disappoint. Thank you so much Vicki from Minerva Crafts for this fantastic fabric…
I received a beautiful light, grey fabric (so perfect for Spring) with a very pretty net ‘ribbon’ zigzagging around it. You got my taste perfectly thank you Vicki! It came complete with matching cotton and was wrapped with some beautiful Christmas trim to use up next year 🙂
Vicki suggested that I could use it to make up something a little special for work, possibly, but it feels a little too nice for work 🙂 My immediate thoughts were, of course, skirt-related. I’m thinking it might make a lovely Clemence, although possibly the fabric might be a little too thick, not sure. It would of course make a lovely BHL Charlotte skirt, but maybe a little too unimaginative on my behalf…
I haven’t had a lot of time to play around with actual proportions, but there might be just enough to run up a ‘small’ dress. I immediately thought of the Megan, maybe? I had a quick root around my pattern stash and found this little selection…
They’re all versions of a shift dress, straight and sleeveless, so I might just be able to stretch to them. It helps that I’m pretty short, so don’t need much in the length department! I’m a little nervous of trying out something new with such lovely fabric though, so maybe the pattern on the far right-Simplicity K1609 might be more wise. This was the pattern I used for one of my favourites this year- the Galloping Horses dress, see here.
Ohh, decisions, decisions! I’m swaying towards a skirt… Anyone have any other suggestions? Do shout out 🙂
Hope everyone’s as pleased with their #SecretSantas as I was. Looking forward to seeing them all. Thank you so much to Lisa from Stitched Up From The Start For organising 🙂
Happy New Year!
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Wow…another good prezzie! Looking forward to seeing that project finished.
Thanks Lisa, such a lovely project to take part in. Count me in for next year’s too 🙂
Hmmm…I see that fabric as a Clemence skirt, worn with a plain top in the same shade of grey as the ribbon-detail or crisp white, but I am sure whatever you decide to make will look great -that fabric is gorgeous!
Thank you! Yes, I’m thinking it would make a lovely Clemence skirt too 🙂 It’s a tried and tested pattern too, so that definitely counts in its favour.
Lol! You are going to fall out with me….
Oh, funny! That made me laugh, but of course you have beautiful taste Amanda 🙂 looks lovely! To be honest I’m exhausted from all the festive shenanigans, so it will be a while before I put mine into action… X
I loved it so much.. I made a blue dress and also a pink squiggle coat!
I think they all look great, so yours will be fab too! 💝
Oh, even better! This was clearly before I entered the world of blogging! Hoping to find some time to get reacquainted with my machine this weekend, but nothing as posh as yours! I’m yearning for something simple 🙂
Very cute fabric. I always like the fancy fabrics with a simple pattern. I think your Simplicity dress would be a nice choice, if you have enough fabric!
Me too! I’m hoping to return my machine to its rightful place on the kitchen table this weekend:-) So I’ll have time to have a bit of a play around with fabrics and see what I can do with it…
Looking forward to it!
I agree – it’s crying out to be a skirt, possibly (yet) another Ginger???
After all a girl can never have too many skirts 🙂
Hadn’t thought of a Ginger, mmm…
The Jiffy shift pattern is fab! I made one in navy wool and it’s super nice to wear. It sews up really really fast too which is a bonus 🙂
The bow detail is lovely too 🙂
Lovely fabric, I think it’s so nice to get it as a gift as it can be slightly different from what you would have chosen for yourself. Are you hoping to start your sewing this weekend? And if so, which project have you settled on?!
My machines has only just returned to it rightful place on the kitchen table so a few simple things this weekend. I’ll have a think about how to use the material once I’ve warmed up again 🙂
Oh this is a lovely gift. I don’t know what you should make… If it was me I would probably leave it for ages, too scared to waste it by choosing the wrong pattern!!
I know exactly what you mean, but I’m erring towards another Clemence… Got my machine back out today and feeling very out of practice! Simple makes for a while I feel…
A Clemence would be pretty. And that’s simple considering it wouldn’t be your first so you could get cracking soon! I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Thanks Beth! I’m thinking I’ll feel safer with a pattern I’ve already tried too 🙂
So happy to hear you liked your present 🙂
When I picked it out for you I imagined a pencil skirt sort of style. Really looking forward to see what you make with it 🙂
I was so pleased with it, thank you! You couldn’t have chosen better 🙂 Looking forward to making something up with it soon.
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