Sunday, 13 June 2010

Holiday clothes, sun, sea and sand

Sun, sea and sand are three words that  don't always sit happily together in the UK but this weekend was all of those.  I finished my Pochee tunic just in time (I won't mention the lace underdress/petticoat that I made but couldn't wear as it was too weird and needs more work)

A bit posey, this is more like it

The Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voile is I the nicest fabric I have ever sewn with.  It is soft and silky, cuts well, doesn't slip and is a pleasure to sew.  This pattern is Diamond Mine pattern in Sky.  It feels just as lovely on and was great for keeping lily white skin covered on the beach.  I buy Pochee magazine from ebay and etsy seller pomadour24.

We stayed at Challaborough bay which looks on to Burgh island.  The hotel there was made famous by Agatha Christie and is a beautiful Art Deco building.  As England were playing on Saturday night we had the beach to ourselves

Damian taught Lula how to skim stones

All of us restored, rested and home.


  1. That turned out super and looks wonderful on you!! perfect for where you were!!

  2. Beautiful tunic made from beautiful fabric. I love this ! Good work !

  3. Your tunic is beautiful! I have only just round your lovely blog via Cate's (23rd Spiral) Flickr photos.
    Kandi x

  4. Your tunic look fab! I've just made a top from the ink version of the same fabric, it's lovely stuff. I'm very tempted by the japanese craft patterns but i'm pretty new at making clothes so may need some more practise first... off to read the rest of your blog.

  5. I love this tunic you made! Found it on flickr and save it to my fav list!

  6. Love the tunic! I saw it on the Saints and Pinners Facebook page.

    My parents live in Bigbury on Sea, and have a view of Burgh Island from their house. I love ot there. Christmas Day walks on the beach, so special!

  7. This is really beautiful. It is so hard to find something that is light weight enough to keep you cool, but keeps the sun off and this tunic fits the bill. Beautifully sewn, too!

  8. How cute is this top ? Very.
    love the photographs too!



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