Amnesty Cake

Birthday cake even!

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 the fabric to work as shorts, and 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 – and she was, when you think about it, was intrinsically involved in my birth day :-D)

Here I am, 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-amnesty cake all round!

6 thoughts on “Amnesty Cake

    • Thankyou! I’m sure I will.
      I must say I find the whole ‘should you use craft cotton for garments’ debate a bit silly. Craft cotton comes in just as many qualities and drapes as any other kind of fabric. Just gotta pick your stuff.

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