Monthly Archives: May 2014

I bought this fabric from Spotlight in the January sales for something like $3 a metre. When purchasing fabric I always just buy what I’m drawn to with no particular plan on what I’ll make from it (my overflowing stash can attest to this!).

I decided I needed a shirt dress and found a couple of options in back issues, settling on this version – the BurdaStyle Prairie Shirt Dress 042011 #107 pattern I altered to have buttons right down the front, and tapered the waist in.




The 1940s inspired patterns in this issue are great. I especially like the flutter sleeve blouse, jacket, skirt and coat (just a couple of things!). The work story has a great simple jacket, and an amazing 60s looking, a-line short coat.

Where this issue really wins though is its comfy, slothing around home loungewear ( perfect for teaming with ugg boots, hot chocolate and a good movie). A wrap/swing jacket, long t-shirt, mini-dress, legs with a skirt (a yes for those with bums like me), a wrap top and harem poopy pants.
And of course with two small female humans in the house a fairy tutu skirt pattern will be a good backup for last minute dress-up requirements.Image
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