Appleton with cherries

Hello Lovelies

I have a busy week ahead of me, supper out tonight with friends, a WI committee meeting tomorrow night, on Friday I have more friends over and then I’m out again for supper on Saturday.  This isn’t normal I assure you – much as I love eating and spending time with friends, I’d soon put on even more weight if I kept up this pace every week.

Even though I have a growing wardrobe of me-made clothes, whenever I’m due to meet up with friends I get this over riding urge to make something new to wear.  Now, that in itself isn’t so bad but for some reason, as sod’s law would predict, it doesn’t matter how many times you have made something, the Sewing Gods of Doom will know you are time limited and decide to play tricks on you.  I really should learn from experience, plan ahead and not leave things until the last minute!  Am I the only one who does this?


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Appleton wrap dress in grey

Hi Lovelies

As soon as I read about the new wrap dress pattern from Cashmerette, The Appleton, I just knew I had to buy it.

  • It comes in sizes 12 to 28 – something that the Big 4 pattern companies rarely offer.  Yay big cheer for independent companies.
  • It has the options of three cup sizes C/D, E/F and G/H – no need to mess around with a FBA – yippee.
  • The unique design of the neckband means no gaping and so no unplanned exposure of my cleavage (not that there is ever any planned exposure, heaven forbid!)


I downloaded the pdf version of the pattern on the day of release as I just wanted to get hold of my copy.  However, as is often the case, life got in the way and I didn’t get around to making it as quickly as I planned.  When the paper version of the pattern became available here in the UK I purchased that as well.  I still feel far more comfortable with a physical paper pattern in my hand, I don’t know why.

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