Tropical wrap dress

Earlier this year I bought a great border print from Cabramatta and after making my BurdaStyle wrap dress I decided to try it again for a business casual option.

It’s lined

It’s secured with a snap.

It’s still got long sleeves for the office.

It’s also a nice option for weekend events and I’ve already worn this quiet a bit to work.

And yes, it’s a bit louder than the first dress.

Pineapples anyone?

Earlier this year at Cabramatta, Jodie, Mel, Steffi, Susan and I caught up for lunch and a bit of fabric shopping. Susan and I spied this pineapple print linen/cotton blend for a steal, so we both bought some.

I’ve used Vogue 8815 peplum top with a self-drafted lined skirt with side seam pockets.

These simple pieces work in my work wardrobe and I can pair each piece with dark colours. The ease in the top is enough so the fabric isn’t too scratchy.

No print matching or print placement ‘smarts’ were used. I just had fun making these two pieces of fruit salad. Bananas!!

Fabric stash #5

I loved the colour of this fabric when I bought it at Cabramatta and I originally thought to use this fabric with a contrasting knit net print. I’ll do that anyway but I decided to make this top using a feature from a Burda world of fashion belt feature.
The top is my basic knit top that I use all the time so now it’s got a belt feature.