Monday, 5 September 2016

Simplicity 9151

I've made this pattern up before, in a brown tweed looking material and I wore it on my trip to the Barossa.  I made up this little denim number and first wore it on another little trip away.  This time I was heading south of Brisbane to a farm stay and this seemed like a comfy enough driving outfit.

I took quite few photos here in my parent's front garden, but it was hard to find some reasonably flattering photos to put into my post.  I think I needed to iron the pinafore a bit better and my post weekend indulgence gut was in evidence on some of the angled shots.

This is a great simple pattern to make. The neckline is a little snug, but that is the way with a lot of vintage patterns from the 60's and early 70's.  Because this was a larger sized pattern I cut a slightly smaller size. Turns out I cut it snugger than I intended.  But this is definitely something I will get quite a lot of wear out in the coming winters. And will hopefully be a seeing me through another trip, hopefully to Canada next year. 

And speaking of the farm stay, here is a photo of me with a cow named Dorrie. 

If you love animals and live near or are visiting Brisbane I can definitely recommend Clandulla Cottages.  My friend Lee-Anne and I went for a weekend and it was such a great weekend for animals lovers.  We were the only single ladies there as these places are usually frequented by families. Should have taken a bunch of my me made clothing and done a photo shoot.  Next time perhaps.