The PennyDog Summer Collection…

I’ve made my dinosaur blouse!

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I had some issues with the directional print- meaning I had to recut a couple of pieces and despite having masses left over, I didn’t have a piece long enough for the front so once more the creative piecing came into play. Clearly its a dinosaur thing!

My first buttonholes

My first buttonholes

Still I’m happy with it, and after cutting out it was a quick make… before alterations. I made it a size 16 according to my measurements which meant I then had to take it in maybe three inches at the waist plus it had magician sleeves that needed another inch taking off and also it’s still a bit more loose fitting than I’d normally choose.

I also made my Dachshund skirt! Which means that dressmaking is off the cards from now on, I think I’m all dressed out. Those cut up mens skirts can lurk a little longer (until I’m slim enough to fit in them, oops).


I used this pattern before and I know it still fits, so once I found the pieces I cut last time, I just lengthened the pieces a touch as I wanted it to fall just below the knee.


It has pockets (no I didn’t pattern match the side seams)!

Both patterns are by Simplicity. If you want to know what numbers, I’ll have to look it up…


  1. Karen
    Posted August 5, 2015 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Kerry, could these 2 pieces be any more adorable?! I love the fabrics and the style of the patterns. And buttonholes–nicely done! BTW, matching side seams are greatly overrated–it’s the front and back that really matter. That model is pretty cute, too! 🙂

  2. Tomomi McElwee
    Posted August 5, 2015 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Oh lovely red!! I never own a single clothing item made of print. Always plain. Don’t know how to coordinate! Love your t shirt too. cute!

  3. Posted August 6, 2015 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    yay, well done! Loving that dinosaur shirt, it looks like you’ve done a great job on it. The skirt is fab too, I do think you should have put them both on together for a photo…

  4. Posted August 7, 2015 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Very nice makes and great fabric choices. The both look great 🙂

  5. Amy
    Posted August 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    LOVE your dino shirt!! And thank you for the scraps – I forgot to tell you that they arrived 🙂 They will be going into my La Passacaglia quilt!

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