So, I snapped some pics of my latest make, let me introduce the 'I got the blues' skirt ! (BTW I don't have the blues, but I could not think of another natty title containing the word 'blue' :-)
Drumroll please, its Frankenstein skirt version 5 ! (I REALLY need to start sewing something different, but I wear these skirts pretty much every day).
Another 'smug' look
I cant help it !
I LOVE this skirt
I have inadvertently 'stash busted' in the making of this skirt, using a dark indigo denim with a bit of 'give' in it. I bought the fabric when I first started to sew clothing and bought FAR TOO MUCH. Like 5 meters or something else equally ridiculous. I have made this skirt, and a dress with it, and sill have enough to make the same again.
Thank god I learned how much fabric I actually need for a project, otherwise this sewing marlarky would have bankrupted me !
This skirt is much more tapered at the side seams than previous versions to give more of a classic pencil shape (with NO room to walk), and as such I had to add a vent. I used Sunni's excellent tutorial to add a vent to my un-vented pattern piece and I must say that I am super pleased with the result, but I think next time I may make a longer vent. I am such a hussy.
|This vent helps|
when I am trying to climb up
into the cab of my campervan
I used a fabulous method, I basically used sellotape to mark out totally straight lines the same width apart from the zipper. Using these as a guide I top-stitched the zip on.
I did catch stitch the hem, but this type of hand sewing never feels a chore to me.
In other news I have not progressed with my pyjamas as I hate the fabric so ! I may look at them again in the next couple of days, but I am considering starting over and using cotton. In fact I am just sat here thinking brushed cotton now, rather than silk !
I hope you have all had a wonderful week so far.
I ask myself if I should be making another Frankenstein skirt - now where is that Babooshka fabric ?