I had a little bit of dolly time the other day and decided to make a new summer dress for Ellory my red headed girl. She last had something new at Easter, so I thought it was about time that she had something else. Anyway, I used a pattern that I'd found on-line and decided that it would be the perfect 'beach' dress for little Ellory. I wanted it to be shorter than the pattern so took a couple of centimetres off the bottom, added a fake 'placket' down the front and lined it to about the waist. It didn't take long to make and she's happy with it, but I have already redrawn the pattern as I think the armholes are a little too big and the neckline is a little too low and wide. The next one I make will hopefully fit better on her. The fabric was some I'd had for ages and I thought it would suit the style of the dress, sort of 70s inspired I suppose...but not quite!!
Whilst my mum and brother have been here, we've been out and about most days, hence my lack of posting and any dolly stuff, but I spotted this restaurant's advertising board on the promenade at Torrox Costa. Is this what our Sasha's do when we're not around? Open their own restaurants and bars???? ;-)
We also had a walk around Nerja, which as I've mentioned several times on my blog, is one of my favourite places. It was really hot and so a nice stroll along the Balcon d'Europa, was order of the day, because it usually has a nice sea breeze. This is one of my favourite views, looking through the archways towards the mountains and the sea. I love the different shapes and the contrast of light and shadow, and of course the pots of mainly geraniums hanging on the wall.