Wednesday, 17 June 2009

I finally made something wearable!

I must admit I have avoided learning how to make clothes for a long time now thinking it was too complicated but I finally decided to give it a go.

I found some lovely fine cord fabric at a recent trip to Abakhan fabrics in Manchester, as soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to make the layered skirt from Sew Hip magazine I had seen recently.

It looked fairly easy but I hit upon a few snags. Firstly the pattern is designed so that the layers are cut parallel to the selvedge so you get nice long strips, this is ok unless you pick a fabric with a directional print, like I did!

Then the instructions tell you to make the casing for the elastic before you you sew the side seams which I ignored. I did the casing after I did the side seams otherwise you can't thread your elastic around.
Then when making the skirt up I managed to mix the bottom and middle layers up and ended up sewing the bottom to the top and then had to un-pick it all!

Now I have made something wearable I am itching to make more things! I have lots of this fabric left and think I need to make something for my niece with it.


Jeanette said...

You looked gorgeous in this outfit yesterday, very summery!
I need some of this fabric...think I could haul my huge pregnant self into town? LOL

Mummybuttons said...

lovely skirt Mary

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