Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sewing Projects.....Sorbetto

This versatile pattern from Colette Patterns  is wonderful!  Here I made the Sorbetto top (which is a free download able pattern) in sheer gold fabric.  I inverted the front pleat to make nice and loose, giving the option to wear floaty or nipped in at the waist with a vintage belt.

Admittedly the fabric was a  nightmare to work with, it frayed madly and due to the nature of the finish I was unable to press, but I love it!  I wish I had bought enough fabric to make one for me -  as this one was for my best friend Josey Jo - I thought it would look amazing with battered denim. 


Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Collar by Colette Patterns..........

Leopard Print Satin Collar

Metallic Collar with satin ties

For ages I have been looking for a pattern for a collar.  Right now I am into wearing one main accessory, whether it be a statement necklace or a haircomb. 

I had been looking for a collar pattern for a while, so I was like a dog with two dicks when I found this collar pattern by my favourite creative ladies at Colette Patterns.  More so - you can download it for free here......

The Leopard Print collar I made for myself and have worn loads and the Metallic gold, silver and black collar I have made for a friend, hope she loves it....

Colette Patterns is a great resource and inspires me on a daily basis, keep up the great work girls!


Sunday, 1 January 2012

The Loony Dook 2012


The Loony Dook 2012 , a set on Flickr.

Every year The Loony Dook takes place at South Queensferry as part of The Edinburgh Festival.

Unfortunately we were too late in registering for a place, so we observed from the beach.....