Bonjour tout le monde!
I was overjoyed to get an advance copy of the AMAZING new ebook from Sew Over It… it needs the capital letters as it really is that good!! Lisa Comfort has outdone herself with this PDF pattern book with 5 beautiful patterns fit for a city break, and quite frankly, most people’s wardrobes.
I was so excited, I made not one, but two, of these patterns within the hours from getting the Capsule Wardrobe – City Break ebook on Monday night and now – they were super speedy easy peasy makes and launched themselves right to the front of the ‘to sew’ queue!
Here’s a bit about the ebook – at £20 I’d say this is one hell of a bargain…
I went full on ‘nautical chic’ (again) for my version of the longer Erin skirt and Molly top. All the fabrics and notions were from my stash so I basically made this outfit for free in one day – this is my very very happy face!!
I made a straight size 10 in both and made only two minor changes:
- I shortened the Molly top sleeves as they came up a bit long on me and I like them to be just above my wrist.
- The length of the skirt was quite long on me so to bring it up to this ‘knee grazing’ length I went for a much chunkier hem and double topstitched at 2.5cm from the edge.
The Molly top (also available as dress) is a super quick and simple make that is a wardrobe staple. I sewed up the seams on my overlocker and topstitched the neckline, hem and sleeve hems with a ballpoint needle. I’m a bit blooming pleased with my nifty pattern matched stripes ( a very rare occurrence for me!!)
NB. Sorry for the sunglasses (again!) this time I have GREAT excuse… I have a scratched cornea and have spent the last two days in shades- inside, with the lights off and can only just even look at my computer screen let alone the beautifully bright sun!! Oh and sewing in the dark with one eye is pretty funny!! 😉
The Erin skirt is a BEAUTY! I have wanted a pattern like this for ages and it really doesn’t disappoint. It had to be in denim for me as it is so versatile and will go with pretty much anything. I used the denim thread set from Gutermann for the yellow topstitching which I think always adds a professional touch.
My lovely sewing friends helped choose the yellow buttons and I’m so sew pleased they did. They are perfect!
So that’s about all – needless to say I am head over heels in love with this outfit and have more from the ebook in my to sew list – those Mia skinny jeans are exactly what I need to pair with this Molly top!
I can’t thank Sew Over It enough for thinking of me to send an advance copy to and getting me involved with something wonderful – you girls blow me away with your creativity and constant output!
Sew much love,