Next!

Thanks for all the nice comments on my Heidi dress. I wore it today and more than one person said, “Your dress is very…. bright.”

Next project is a retro shirt for the feller, cut out and ready to go. Pattern is Simplicity 8944 from 1979 and the fabric is a crisp and smooth poplin from Clear It in slatey blue with wee pink and blue circles. Check out the Prince Harry lookalike on the pattern envelope.

Last note: to vindicate us home-sewing types, did you know that the frock Grace Kelly wore when she met Prince Ranier the first time was a McCalls ‘easy to sew’ pattern she modelled for the cover of the McCalls catalogue? It’s a nice story, more in this review of the new book, Grace Kelly Style. Another one for the wish-list.