Pineapples and city lights

Hello there, its been awhile since I blogged anything, life somehow got in the way, as it does…..since christmas I have started a new job, got a new house and…well that’s it……but these two things as well as you know, everything else, was enough for my brain to handle. I’ve still found time to sew, but it has been sporadic. Here are a few tops that I made (a while ago) and they have been in steady circulation since completion.

new look 6145 aims comme marie

Once again I’ve relied on the tried and tested New Look 6145, man will this pattern never get old? In fact I’m currently in the middle of a navy crepe dress version with gold accents on the shoulders!!!

Ok, back to these lovelies, the first is a straight up top version (of this dress pattern) in the very very lovely Aime Comme Marie fabric which is a lovely navy cotton with GOLD PINEAPPLES……say no more, loved it on sight and its even more gorgeous in real life, it came from Faberwood, run by the lovely Fiona, it has a well thought out small collection of the most lovely fabrics (unfortunately this fabric has now sold out, but you can find it here). Actually Aime Comme Marie as well as doing a yummy line in fabrics also do patterns (as well as other things) and as far as I know they only come in french, but I have order one (this one) and it was very simple to figure out and the there were helpful line drawings…..I’m really happy with the results and will show you soon.


new look 6145 top aims come marie

Next up is a slightly modified version, I decided to add a placket to the front, something I had never done before but I used the helpful tutorial from pauline alice here, (but did my own measurements) and I’m happy with the results, I did cheat a little though, I have a dodgy track record with button holes and didn’t want to potentially ruin my placket so I just sewed on the buttons, but it works for me!!!! And finally I finished the  with biased binding


The fabric is from Village Haberdashery, a soft Art Gallery voile, called city lights at night, but its sadly it’s no longer available.


In conclusion; great pattern x great fabric = win/win.. so..…might have to make some more!!!!


I am trying to eek out more sewing time and I have a very long list of potential sewing projects in my head so hope to be back here soon!!!