I have finally got a new computer! My old one was driving me scatty as it would have to think for at least 10 minutes quietly deciding whether to do as I ask…and then crash!! I’ve spent today trying to remember passwords or changing passwords as the password in my little black book isn’t working! Hopefully now I can catch up on blogs I follow as well as a few posts here.
When I spent a few days in the Lakes with Helen we detoured home via Kendal, of course we were visiting Cool Crafting, the home of Luna Lapin and a wonderful fabric shop. Helen is rapidly building up her stash so needed no encouragement from me, we both left with a carrier bag each…
I bought a light sage green cotton in their sale, it’s quilting weight and I thought it would make a nice winter shirt. Not long after our return home I decided to strike while the iron’s hot and make the shirt straight away, rather than adding it to my stash and forgetting about it.
I decided to make another Archers shirt, it’s a pattern from Grainline Studio which I’ve made at least twice before so I knew it fitted me fine.
It’s a lovely pattern, just what I would call a traditional shirt with a two piece collar, a yoke and sleeve plackets. It goes together really well, I’m getting better at the sleeve plackets too!
I’ve already worn it several times, it’s quite a cosy shirt, quilting cotton can be quite structured but this has a nice feel to it. I didn’t even manage a photo shoot before I wore it so here’s a couple of views on Florence, freshly out of the wash and pressed,,,
…and front view…
And I’ve just found some teal fabric in my stash which will be perfect to make a skirt to got with it!