When work requires corporate wear, weekends in casual gear take on special significance. Up until recently I've focused on work wear at the expense of leisurewear.
At the Stanwell Tops weekend, my fellow Aussie blogger Ann of Cherrypix lent me her Ensis teeshirt pattern from Papercut patterns.
This pattern is highly recommended. The shape and fit is great. But its key strength is as a scrap buster. The version I'm wearing includes left over ponte from a skirt I made a few years ago. Ponte works really well on this pattern, giving good structure to the neckline.
The two versions on the dummy (of the plastic variety!) are refashioned from scraps and old garments. The orange and blue striped fabric was leftovers from a toddlers outfit that I made for my now 22 year old daughter! The navy merino is from an old store bought wrap dress that was worn so little the moths attacked it. I managed to recycle the bottom half of the sleeves and unpicked sections from the skirt to make the body. Not quite enough to finish the bottom, not to worry, a scrap left over from my orange merino debacle did the trick. The black and white version began life a decade ago as a singlet dress and as I've aged has become quite unflattering. I still love the fabric so with some deft unpicking and the addition of lightwear knit sleeves cut from the body of a very old cardigan both garments live again. For this garment I used only the top section of the pattern to shape the neckline and arm hole, and cut joined the separate sleeve pieces into a single pattern piece.
Now I'm looking swish, I'll take my dog for a walk around the block.