When I finish a piece I like to hang it some place so I can admire it/rethink it.
Today I put 2 and 2 together...
Butterick 8949: a cropped overblouse. For this first version, I elongated the waistline so it could be worn with jeans.
My second version of Butterick 8949 I made cropped as the pattern intended using a soft plaid brushed cotton.
McCall's 5081: a slim pencil skirt. This is a long-standing favourite pattern of mine, having previously made a woollen black and white houndstooth version and a green Indian silk version. This one was whipped up using the remaining red poly crepe from my Vogue 8820 still in progress.
A sewing first for me - a neat hand stitched hem! The grosgrain ribbon adds a lovely weight to this skirt, but I probably would never have bothered in the first place if I hadn't been neglecting my sewing machine in favour of snuggling up to my poor sick child on the sofa these last few days.
Another half circle skirt, this time in a dusty pink ribbed wool jersey.
And I've just noticed that all four finished pieces hanging on my wall all feature my latest discovery - pearl snaps! Forget tedious zippers, buttonholes and hooks & eyes, these beauties work on everything, are super satisfying to hammer into place, and look so neat and pretty.