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A cute little top I made.

 I have this cute vintage pattern and I also had some leftover red polka dot rayon from a dress I haven't finished yet. I had just enough to cut this cute little top out. I made this a few months ago now. I wanted to try the pattern as it was so cute - not that I have that much time to make random tops, but there you go.  It turned out really great! I moved the middle bodice part which is cut on the fold in 1 cm from the fold to widen the bodice a bit as I was making it for my son's girlfriend. It is and self line bodice.  I haven't seen it on as it just got cool when I finished it so I'll get a photo when summer comes around again (and that won't be soon enough!) The back is open has these two cute ties so it would be so cool in our hot summer. I love how This top turned out. It's cute and quite trendy in the little crop top phase that is going around.  See the tassels above, I washed this dress in a friend's top loader which are much rougher on clothing an
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 Hello, it’s been so long since I have had even a second to think let alone blog. I’d like to say I’ve been sewing  but I haven’t. The togs I made died and I found a new pair in a second hand shop so and they just died. I just adjusted and finished a pair I started making my sister a few years ago but she decided she didn’t want togs and I needed a pair to go into the spa and steam room in my friends Broadbeach apartment this weekend where I write this. Enforced time away from home. This is the last days of my week off and my son has gone camping with his friends. I’ll take some photos of these later. Now I’ll just put up pictures and slight commentary on the last 8 months.  I bought a barbie and we cook on it a lot  this is grilled barramundi, we’ve had snapper a few times too  I make my mums special sauce to put over it  delicious, easy and healthy.  I have done heaps of nice cooking. The only sewing I’ve done is fixing a few things and hemming pants for mum.  For my birthday other t