The encouraging words from readers, friends and family have really given me the impetus to persevere with my sewing ambitions. I know that my will shouldn’t really rely on others but I cannot help that my tummy still becomes a fluttery of jitteriness when I wear something that I’ve made.
My latest project was another from Deer and Doe. The Chataigne Shorts.
|Shorts are handmade with Deer and Doe Pattern Short Chataigne
Breton Sailor Shirt from Le Minor.
|Purple gabadine + Liberty of London Kitty Grace B cotton lawn.|
Having now completed my second Deer and Doe pattern I can honestly say that their instructions are easy to follow and their sizings and fit are spot on for me. I could probably have gone a size smaller but you know me! I prefer a relaxed fit these days.
There is room for creativity with this pattern but I kept it simple and opted for a low waisted version with simple tidy cuffs. I used a purple gabardine (made in UK) that cost me £6.00 in my local fabric shop and used up a remnant of Liberty fabric for the facings and pocket linings.
I have already made up my mind to make another pair in the future. I’m thinking of a cosy wool/flannel for winter.
P.S. I’ve signed up to Kollabora and you can find me HERE! If you haven’t already heard of Kollabora it’s great. It’s a place where makers of all levels can share inspiration, projects, ideas and patterns. Well worth a look I say.
LINKS | Deer and Doe Patterns | Liberty Print Fabric | Take a look at my 1st Deer and Doe Pattern |
Location: Porto, Portugal.