The weather around here has been pretty scorchy since we got back from Cumbria, so I was pleased to wake up to a grey day today! Anything over 25C brings out the Canadian in me and I just start to sweat. It isn’t glamourous or pleasant. ;-D
Before leaving on the long drive last Thursday I cast on Sibella Cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge, something I’ve had queued since it came out. I needed something mostly stockinette as I can’t look down while driving in cars, so this was perfect!
I couldn’t resist a bit more yellow, despite the sneaking conviction hat I am starting to dress like Big Bird. 😉
I’ve been continuing to stretch my sewing skills this summer and tried working with fabric on the bias the other day, which was a bit more challenging.
I made a Curlew top from Merchant & Mills new, beautiful Workbook.
I used up the last of my gorgeous Scout Linen from the Camber Dress as I, surprisingly, had plenty left over out of the 1.75m I purchased for the dress.
I’ll admit that I went a little rogue and didn’t make a toile…which I thoroughly regret as I bungled the darts a bit and they aren’t as nice as I’d like. However I managed to fix them in the end and the top is wearable.
Here it is after a hot, sweaty day in London a few weeks ago.Wore it with my Octopus skirt in the gorgeous Cotton + Steel voile I bought from Village Haberdashery to jazz it up a bit!
Should have probably taken the shots at the beginning of the day and not the end, right? ;-P