It's simple. 2 hours, 1.3meters of printed cotton lawn and McCall's 5977.
Phew, I think I'm back. This week I have made a navy pencil skirt (own self drafted pattern) and another McCalls easy-peasy-lemon squeezy top. They don't go together at all, but in times of sewing crisis you just have to go with what you need to do....
Navy skirt is way too boring to blog about, so here's the top
This top reminds me of liquorice allsorts. I'm thinking about the brown and black one (I actually don't like that one at all!) and the yellow and black one!
Nothing exciting to report about it. I used french seams at the sides and shoulders and turned a narrow double hem on the frill. Because the frill is so curved I stitched 1cm from the edge with a long stitch and pulled up the bobbin threads to draw it into the curve to make hemming easier.
That's it for now. Except to mention that I went fabric shopping earlier this week and found a couple of bargains which are hanging on the line drying as I type. More on those later.
Have a lovely weekend all. I hope those of you in Central and Eastern America are managing in the heat - we are hearing snippets of news of it being incredibly hot right now. Our summer's disappeared again - I'm wearing joggers and long-sleeved top again today (sigh....)