I made a shell top for myself. I love those Prima magazine free patterns, they don't feel precious, I took scissors to the armholes and the neckline, added some length, and hip flare to make a better pattern fit for myself - mum isn't getting her hands on this one and I have a good idea of my measurements for playing around with the vintage one I like.
I had just enough of my Amy Butler Love fabric left to make the blouse. The arm hole facings feature the white selvedge edge but it was the only way to get the pieces out and you can't see them.
I will wear it this week and then I think it will get packed away with the summer things for a nice surprise in 2015. That is one of my jobs for next week.
Other makes from this fabric (total fabric length in both patterns = 4 metres) which was bought for £4.99 a metre in a sale along with some spotty Amy Butler to co-ordinate are:
Amelia's sewing kit bag lining and gusset,
Two peasant tops,
Kay Whitt skirt with ruffle pockets,
a Pin cushion,
Big Sis made a handbag from a snippet and finally...
Today I made a large pencil case for my new job. I have found that whatever room I am in, there is never a pen that works so I have made an over sized case to fit in post it notes, calculator, pens and pencils. I am really pleased with it. The zip is from Minerva.
I had to do a sort of patchwork affair for the top to use up all the little bits I had and then I quilted it using batting to give it some strength.
So all done here with this bright and happy fabric, it has all gone.
Happy Stashbusting folks.