Saturday, 4 March 2017

Winter Wonderland

I thought I'd share my most recent make - a denim dungaree dress, courtesy of  the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo pattern

I've fancied one of these dungaree dresses for ages, and so I was delighted to see the Cleo pattern.  I know it's not particularly 'age-appropriate' but since when did that ever stop me?  I'd already got some medium weight denim in my stash, so I washed it and was ready to go.
Tilly's patterns are always easy to follow, with the bonus of an online tutorial if you need it and this went together really quickly.
This was partly due to the fact that I am now lucky enough to have the benefit of a big sewing room, and several machines, so I was able to have one machine set up for normal sewing, and one for top stitching, which meant I didn't have to keep swapping needles and threads.
At first I thought I'd use buttonholes and buttons, but I happened to be in a fabric shop (however did that happen?) and saw some dungaree clips, so I went for those instead.
I made the knee length version in a Size 5 - and I didn't make any alterations to the pattern at all.
I have to say, I am really ridiculously pleased with it - and I've worn it three times already.  There will definitely be more Cleos - maybe in a patterned corduroy?
Excuse the creases - I'd been wearing it for an hour or so before I remembered to get my niece to take photos.  
She was under strict instructions to make me look about 28 and a Size 10.  
She failed miserably.

Oh, and the post title relates to where I went last weekend - I met up with some friends at Anglesey Abbey to see the snowdrops.  I've not been there before but what a fantastic winter garden - so many colours and textures and delightful scents - and the silver birches look like a magical film set.
I recommend a visit if you are in the Cambridgeshire area.

Winter Wonderland - The Courteeners