I usually steer clear of me-mades that you have to practically remove just to pop to the loo, but found it hard to resist the Safiya Dungarees that stitchers have been making in their hoards. It's one of six patterns featured in Make it Simple, the latest book from Tilly and the Buttons.

My heart was set on making this in some double gauze from my stash, but try as I may, I didn't quite have enough at the time. Emma has since kindly come through for me, so a second version could be on the horizon. In the meantime, I settled on a cotton lawn from my stash instead and I think it works really well as it's breezy to wear and layers up well with lots of different tops in my wardrobe.

I made a straight size 4, shortening the straps and trouser length, as well as taking in the bodice sides a smidge. Ideally, I would have gone a size smaller for the bodice, but as the pattern doesn't have any fastenings, I wouldn't have been able to pull it over my hips and bum. My bust/hip to waist ratio is always what puts me off loose styles, but the fabric belt helps to give it some shaping and it's been super comfy to wear while working from home during the pandemic.

If I do make a second version, I'll probably size down and add a side zip or front buttons. I've seen some gorgeous versions which are more fitted, so it's very tempting.

I had some leftover fabric, so I made myself a matching face covering...such are the times we're living in. It's the popular free pattern from Dhurata Davies, made with three layers of fabric and featuring nose/chin shaping. You can even add a filter and nose wire if you wish, though I didn't for this version. It's a really great pattern, but doesn't quite offer the coverage of the 3D one by Romilda Dias which I shared a tutorial for here if you're interested. 

Have you made any of the three versions of the Safiya pattern? Which is your favourite? I've also made the trouser version and I can't wait to share it with you because I'm truly smitten!