Monday, 20 September 2010

Finished projects

So I thought it was about time I got round to posting some pictures of my finished projects!
There are additional pictures on Flickr and reviews on

Butterick 5209
I made this in green crepe backed satin. I really like this dress but I struggled so much I don't think I'll bother making another dress from this pattern again. I wore this at Vintage at Goodwood and got quite a few compliments but I think I'd like to make some adjustments to the bust line before I wear it again. Pictures

This dress is fabulous. I loved the pattern and the fabric and how it looks on. I've had bucket loads of compliments about this dress and it's easy to wear for lots of occasions. I'm definately going to make more dresses from this pattern. Pictures

This top, after a year of faffing and procrastinating, is finally finished and fabulous! I went against the instructions and used a medium weight wool. This has made a warm and snuggly winter top but did mean that the pin tucks asked for weren't possible. The pleats I did instead haven't given the shape I'd hoped for, but it's a minor point. My homemade satin bias binding was a nightmare to stitch on, particularly as I couldn't be bothered with the hand stitching and as a result it's come out a bit wonky in places. I'm planning to wear this top to work this week. :D Pictures


  1. Oh, wow!! Everything is so beautiful! I especially love the butterfly blouse. It's gorgeous! :)

  2. Thanks ladies! Having spent half my life messing clothes up I'm really pleased to finally make something I can wear!

  3. Hi
    I found your blog through Pattern Review - I just had to say lovely lovely lovely work and beautiful colours!

  4. Realy beautiful! You looks like a covergirl from the 40th!
    Greetings from germany!
    Bettina BeAu*tiful

  5. Love it all! Fantastic fabrics as well!