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DIY : howdy pardner - pink gingham

DIY – Gingham Shirt
Oh - and please excuse the less than flattering photos...
Another foray into "sewing for me" – a pink gingham structured shirt.
This is another pattern from Vogue.What can I say – I like familiarity.

The pattern offers multiple variations, which was appealing as well as it being the style that I was looking for.
And here is the finished product (*sigh* back to setting up the camera for selfies).Ok, it’s not my favourite pair of pants but I’m working on that.

Onto the shirt.I like it.It’s not perfect, but it has potential.
On the finished product...
I like contrast cuffs and collar.I like the shape.I like the fit in the front.I like the circumference of the sleeves.
I don’t like the slight tightness in the bust.I don’t like the length of the sleeve. 
To get to this point, these are the alterations that I had to do to the pattern - Shorten to correctly place the waistline (therefore shortening the overall length) - Move the bust apex - Move the front darts - Shorten the…

Random : huh?

Please explain!

It's a Wrap

As in a Winter Wrap Up – thanks to MyLittle Pony.
I am currently obsessed with the Frozen soundtrack and My Little Pony soundtrack.The songs from My Little Pony, the creation of which is headed up by Danial Ingram are so good; so appealing; and dare I say sophisticated enough to be enjoyed by appreciative adults.Just call me a Brony!
Seriously, give it a go.You might be pleasantly surprised.
Anyways, there’s this song about a Winter Wrap Up.Winter Wrap Up, Winter Wrap Up – cos tomorrow Spring is here.So we’re doing a Winter Wrap Up Par-tay!
Any excuse to get the cousins together and the adults joining in, really.
And so, with some Winter decorations, and an extensive menu, we celebrated the coming of Spring.

And part of the menu was this scrumptious Blueberry Custard Pie.
For some reason, we don’t seem to have a lot of pie down in these parts.CafĂ© offerings seem to trend towards cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes and more cakes.Not much by way of tarts and pies, from what I could see.
And I don’t u…