Make of the week – Blue green straight line top

My Make of the Week. I really love blue and green together. I actually purchased this green/blue fabric online, which is highly unusual for me. I was drawn to it; I love the shapes, pattern and colours. There is just something about stripes and straight lines that appeal to me visually. Once the fabric arrived I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use it. So after a bit of thinking, I actually cut it out and made it into a skirt – yep this top was a skirt! The skirt didn’t workout as I would have liked. The pattern was a bit compromised due to the direction of the grain line of the fabric and the resulting hang. It just didn’t feel Read More

Make of the week – Contrasting black top

This is my contrasting black top. I was inspired to make this top after the workshop I ran last Friday (17th March). The pattern is a very simple basic pattern for a woven top. It only consists of four pieces – front, back, and two neck facings. I have always loved how fabric and trims can really make a simple design pretty special.  I love mixing fabrics to make something unique. For this top I have used a basic black linen for the majority of the top and added a beautiful blue/aqua/silver and black quilting cotton as a contrast. I saw the quilting fabric in a craft shop in Mornington and decided it had to come home with me. I Read More