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Onyx Shirt in Sanssouci Park

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Onyx Shirt by Paprika Patterns in Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Yesterday, me and Phil arrived home from a week’s holiday in Berlin (plus a quick stop-over in London to attend a sewing meet-up organised by Helen). We had a great week, but it’s also lovely to be home – particularly as I have a few more days off work, so time to do some sewing, knitting and blogging.

Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Onyx Shirt by Paprika Patterns in Sanssouci Park Potsdam

I only managed to make one new garment for the holiday, a second Onyx Shirt by Paprika Patterns. I started it a few days before we left, but inevitably ended up hand sewing the hem at midnight the day before we left. Sewing blogger problems…

Onyx Shirt by Paprika Patterns in Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Sanssouci Park Potsdam

I made a straight size two. The only alteration I made from the instructions was to fold under twice at the neckline and hand stitch, rather than using bias binding. I also hand stitched the hem.

The fabric is Atelier Brunette cotton. It’s their ‘twist’ design in dark blue, and was purchased from Guthrie & Ghani. Buttons were from my stash, and I think were freebies with a magazine.

Onyx Shirt by Paprika Patterns in Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Sanssouci Park Potsdam

These photos were taken in Sanssouci Park in Potsdam. The Berlin travel ticket (if you buy all zones) includes Potsdam, so we decided to catch the train there one day during our trip. This is the area of the park in front of Sanssouci Palace, which was built as the summer palace of Frederick the Great.

Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Onyx Shirt by Paprika Patterns in Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Onyx Shirt by Paprika Patterns in Sanssouci Park Potsdam

Sanssouci Park Potsdam

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Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

10 thoughts on “Onyx Shirt in Sanssouci Park

  1. Pretty dress! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!

  2. What a lovely Onyx Shirt and not a bad backdrop. I’ve already completed 3 Onyx tops for myself and will finish a forth for my Mum, once I have completed my Lou Lou dress.

  3. So lovely to meet you at the weekend! Your Onyx shirt is gorgeous. Great fabric choice. I also meant to ask on Saturday if you had made your shorts/culottes, and if so, what was the pattern?!

    Your holiday photos look amazing too.

    • Lovely to meet you too – it was a great day:) Sadly I didn’t make the culottes, they are Celia Birtwell for Uniqlo from a few years ago. I’ve been meaning to make the Tania Culottes for absolutely ages but still haven’t gotten around to it yet. I fancy a short pair & a pair in the longer length.

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