Sunday, 19 April 2015

Embroidered bracelet DMC mini kit

I used to embroider regularly so this was like going back in time.

The kit contained pre-printed ribbon, thread and instructions. It took an evening while watching TV.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

New Look 6356 easy 2 hour tops

Both tops are made with cotton fabric from my stash. Both pieces were too short to cut the back from one length so there is a join at the back waist.

The pattern says to insert a back zipper which I did for the bird fabric, but after trying it on I decided I didn't need a zip for the fox fabric version.

I tried using bias binding instead of facings in the first version but didn't get it to sit quite right. So the fox fabric version has a neckline facing as per pattern instructions.