I actually did some sewing for myself this week (shock, I know), and fixed myself up a skirt from one of Tilly’s patterns in Love at First Stitch. It’s a really simple gathered skirt, I’ll get some photos and post about it soon.
Sneak peak! Waiting for Mr in Primark, he took forever. And yes, those are a new pair of Lottas, I finally bought them! (Actually, he bought them for me, haha).
I didn’t think I’d have much left over – it was about a 2.2m roll end piece from The Little Fabric Bazaar, I totally love the rich green colour so I’ve been saving it for myself. I’m trying to be a bit more imaginative with the colours my wardrobe, so figured this was a good place to start. Plus I’ve been threatening to make a matchy outfit for us for ages.
I didn’t know you can get it in so many colours, although ‘Pearl Bracelets’ does kinda sound like a sex act. I’m up for using it again anyways.
Look at all the colours! Drool
All good except the red/black colourway, I have a real aversion to that, reminds me of teenage goths or whatever they’re called these days.
Anyway, I based out a really quick version of the Hannah dress by Yeppar, with a slight alteration to the front – I extended the edges of the front bodice slightly at the far edges, to give enough for it to overlap slightly. It means the front stays closed without any fastenings (the original had buttons), and keeps it wide enough that it doesn’t need a separate fastener.
It does change the positioning of the arm holes slightly, although to be honest I really fucked up with the sleeves anyway – I think I cut the seam allowance too wide on the sleeves, so they were so irritating to set in without it catching and pleating at the top. I swear I unpicked it 10 times, so I just left it like that in the end.. . I also had a massive problem with the bottom bias binding – I thought I could be clever by adding it at the end instead of before sewing the side seams. Difficult difficult lemon difficult! Don’t do it, just follow the directions on this one.
Anyhow, it ended up okay, and it looks super awesome with her mustard cardigan (the most used item in her wardrobe).
Here’s a few snaps from my phone (grabby toddler and concrete floor? I’m leaving it at home).
Cute huh? She was super energetic and really really happy to see a dog outside the park. Definitely going to try a version of this with long sleeves at some point, I’m totally in love with that collar.