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MBM - Fabrics of Happiness edition

Not everything I sew makes it on to this blog.

First up, the disasters don't make it. Fortunately, these don't occur as frequently as they used to.
Second, Í haven't posted home dec projects because they haven't seemed that interesting.
Another category is clothes for my daughter. Sometimes she is amenable to having photos taken, sometimes not. I don't force the issue. After all, it's not her choice to have her photos in the blogosphere wearing clothes made by her mum. Funnily enough, exchanging photos on Instagram with her friends is never a problem.
Lastly, there are patterns that are pretty basic to begin with. In this category is the Tessuti Mandy Boat Neck Tee and the Grainline Studio Scout Woven Tee. Both involve a back, front and sleeves. Basic. I can't find that much of interest to say about them. But here are my latest versions, included on the blog just because the fabrics make me happy.

First up, the Tessuti Mandy Boat Neck Tee

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MBM - Vogue 1357, Rachel Comey skirt

A few months ago, I hauled out this avocado green sateen from the stash, which I liked so much when I bought it from Tessuti that  I bought it not just once, but twice. I wish I  hadn't banished this fabric to the stash for so long. I made the first length into a pair of pants, blogged here. I've found this colour green so useful with just about all my tops, that I was keen to crack on with a skirt. Last month, Spotlight had the $5 sale on Vogues. This to my knowledge has never happened before, so yep, I stocked up on Vogue patterns, including this one, Vogue 1357. I bought Rachel Comey design for the skirt. I thought the top might be nice for my daughter, but when I showed it to she gave me a look that said "Why do you think I would ever wear anything remotely like that?" Let's just say our tastes  in what makes a desirable garment for a teenager is very different. I took the hint. Maybe one day. I like this skirt mainly for the yoke. I like yoked skirts, becau…