So much for taking a break from sewing. Since giving up smoking on 1st Jan I've put on so much weight that when I had to go out one evening I didn't have a thing to wear. Luckily my black trousers still fit but I needed a top. I knwe what I wanted but after searching for three days and not being able to find either the style I wanted or the size I decided the only solution was to make one.
I started it the day before the evening I needed it. I avoid making clothes like the plague becasue it's something I really don't like doing but I must admit I was happy with how it turned out and it cost me a third of a ready made one.
I'm a bit of a plain Jane and wouldn't normally go for a print and definitely not a satin but I couldn't resist this one.
This is the other fabric I chose which I liked better but it didn't match the trousers so this will be for another time. This one has silk in it and feels beautiful on the skin.
This would also make a beautiful evening bag LOLL.
At the moment I have a couple of wallets on my cutting table that I hope to finish in the next couple of days.
~ Maria ~