Happy Birthday Monthly Stitch!
And happy birthday to me too, as my cake sewing is my own birthday cake too. Mmmm!
For my birthday this year, a very close and beloved friend demonstrated just how well she knows me by giving me gift voucher to my most fave shop in all of Darwin. The moment I saw this fabric I knew it was for me. Butterflies! Coral-coloured allover butterflies at that. *swoons*
Technically although it’s a craft cotton, it’s a very fine weave, making it feel more like a soft poplin. Very nice! though a touch too light for shorts. But hey, I got them to work and I love them! I love love love love LOVE them!
So thankyou Kite, for my gorgeous birthday present 🙂
Here I am in my coral-coloured butterflies shorts.
(As a total aside, this photo totally cracks me up, coz I look exactly like my mum in shorts from the back 🙂 Who, when you think about it, was intrinsically involved in my birth day :-D)
All ready to go for a walk on the beach, paired with my latest favourite top, a white linen affair I drafted myself from a 1890’s chemise pattern diagram.
Of course, no beach walk is right without a cute doggie to share it with.
Pretty seafoam-coloured fabric for the inner yoke.:
Pretty red buttons, an exact colour match to the red in the butterfly wings, that I found in my stash:
For info on construction, check out this blog post 🙂
Happy birthday cake all round!