I first want to thank everyone who kindly left me comments about my mum's passing. I hope I answered each of you individually, but in case I didn't,please know that each comment touched me and made me grateful for my cyber friends.
These two little people Riley and Sadie, were a great comfort to me during the most difficult times.
After a few days of much needed rest,I spent a few hours in my sewing room and managed to finish a few items that I'd started before.
The first is a fun top that I really love wearing. The fabric is a knit frilled mesh that I bought in Montreal.
It is a loose interpretation of View B of Simplicity 2374.I didn't have enough fabric to make the extended sides so I just straightened them.
The fabric was surprisingly easy to work with. It was just a matter of cutting the pieces in single layers and matching the frills at the front and back side seams.
I bound the neckline and armholes by using "frills" .The hem was formed by folding up the stripe under the bottom frill.
Here's another piece I had started but only finished Saturday. I used New Look 6345 which is one of my favorite patterns for skirts. I made View A
The fabric is Bull denim and the lining is a cotton voile. I love the results. I was aiming for a casual look so I didn't peg the skirt. It is straight without fitting snugly which makes for a more sporty look,IMO.
I added the pockets from View D
I sewed double rows of top stitching to most seams but to add a little extra
style,I sewed eight rows of stitching to the hem. I really like the result.
Here are the two pieces together.
Here I'm wearing the outfit but this muggy weather makes for bad hair every day so I cut off my head.
Have agreat week everyone!