A few weeks ago, I did a fabric swap with Louise from Sew Scrumptious. Louise has a great blog and makes some really lovely craft items. She's also been fantastically encouraging about starting my own blog. We swapped fabrics, Swap Shop style, and a week later I received a metre of this gorgeous pink and grey roses fabric. I love roses and I love grey so it was perfect.
|Weekends Lilyrose Grey by Erin McMorris|
The print has Doris Day written all over it, so today I decided to make a 50's housewife-style half pinny with it (as you do). I consulted a few tutorials and sort of made the rest up as I went along and half an hour later I was the proud owner of this:
|(apologies for the T-Rex arms on the dummy, I think it's the camera angle!)|
It was pretty simple to make, I even added a few gathers at the top just for the hell of it.
And here's the pale pink polka dot lining…
I'm quite tempted to make a few more and sell them - I've got loads of flowery fabrics which would be perfect. If I do, I'll make the tie straps longer - they just about tie into a bow around me and I'm smallish.
I love it, can't wait to make some more. I just need to practice being a housewife now...