Some sewing, finally! Plus Christmas Crafting

 Recently I had another go at making Simplicity 2593, a Cynthia Rowley top with an interesting twisted neckline that I had previously made back in May this year. You can read my full review back in that post.

This time I used a black cotton with an unusual 'burn out' pattern, but it's not actually see through once on. I loved that the texture added a bit of interest to an otherwise plain fabric.

I really love the neckline on the top - such a simple but effective feature which gives the blouse a sculptural look.

Apologies for mad hair - this is what happens when I'm too lazy to dry it properly!

Here I have paired the blouse with a green wool skirt I bought from a vintage shop a couple of years ago. I love the colour but didn't wear it much last year as I realised that it was a little long and consequently a bit frumpy, as I often wear flat shoes to work. I finally got round to taking up the length to a more flattering one, and now it's firmly back in the Winter wardrobe.

I have also made a start on my Christmas crafting, and posted about it on the Crafty Christmas Club blog. HOWEVER please do not look at the blog if you are going to be getting a present from me (including a blog swap - hi Sian!).

I've been trying to catch up with my blog photography today but I was fighting a losing battle by only a quarter past three!

K x


  1. Sorry!! iPhone misbehaving as usual. Meant say, I love this version, and always remember your original everytime I see this pattern. Looks like a useful top but with that special neckline has a bit of pizazz. Nice!!

  2. That's a fab blouse, the fabric is gorgeous. x

  3. Lovely top. This one has been on my to do list for a while so your review will come in handy when I finally get around to making it – thanks for sharing!

  4. Lovely fabric! Yes, these days as we are losing the light there is such a small window of time for picture-taking!

  5. This is so cute. I was a bit unsure when i saw the pattern but looking in real fabric looks so much better

  6. Very cute top. And great choice of fabric!


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