Sunday, 27 May 2012

I finished something!

I finally finished this skirt! The cut pieces have been in my work-in-progress drawer for months now. This heat wave we've been having spurred me on to get it completed, and today I wore it to the beach and dripped ice cream on it. Luckily I'd already taken some pictures.

The pattern is Simplicity 2226 which is a 'Learn to Sew' one, meaning it's fairly basic and well explained.
I'll definitely be making another. I love the pockets. I'm thinking that a plain fabric skirt with a colour contrasting patterned pocket would be good.

The fabric is Free as a Bird by Cloud 9 Fabrics that I bought from M is for Make. Oh how I wish they would reissue it... maybe as another colour way... mustardy ochre?

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

sparkly skirt

Here I come, limping along, bringing up the rear of the Kid's Clothes Week Challenge! You could hardly call this sewing. It's a recycling of an old skirt, that just required an elasticated waist band putting in. Oh well. She seems to like it.