Mini Church of Craft kindly gave me some fabric that she wasn't going to use. I duly passed it onto Mama Lovelygrey and these are what she made. It's taken her longer than usual to finish the tulip skirt but that what happens when I order things at the wrong time of year and cut into her prime allotment time!
I love the fishy top that's made from Vogue Pattern V8649. The only problem is that when I ordered it, I didn't realise that it was supposed to be made up in a stretch fabric. But I asked Mama Lovelygrey to go ahead anyway and consequently, my tunic is a little snug. Still, that's another incentive for shedding a few more pounds or breathing in hard in the interim.
And to compensate for the astronomical price of the Vogue pattern, the skirt is made from a free design called 'Marie' on the Burdastyle website. It means piecing together lots of downloaded A4 sheets but the end result is worth the hard work. I think that this will become a summer favourite if and when the weather becomes warmer.