went to spotty this morning
had a birthday voucher burning a hole
instructions were to buy for me
half price patterns & 30% of all fabric ...
ok so i've been trying to inspire myself
back into sewing some clothes for me
since i can rarely find what i'd like to wear
what seems like a life time ago
i used to sew most of what i wore
now ... to be honest its mostly thrifted
which is good
but i need some extras in my wardrobe
so a super easy pattern to ease me back into it all
boxing day ... what a wonderful day at home
hanging out with my boys
skirt was made
but i didn't follow the instructions
i cut it longer
i added a lining since it is a voile
i finished with french seams
& I did a rolled hem
oh & I made the waist band a different way
basically i read the instructions
then put them back in the envelope
& did what was in my head
i liked it but it was a little long!
so back i went
chopped off 2" .... re-did the rolled hems
on the skirt & lining
asked my boys to help with the photo shoot
these pics are a combination of their efforts
before the shortening
4&1/2 and 40 something
maybe you could actually take a photo of the 'skirt' please??
i like it more now its shorter
but i think it needs a little more vavvoom ... ?
looks better in real life
& i need some tops to match ....
(& a flatter tummy!)
i have the perfect shoes!!!!
i could probably also challenge myself to make something trickier
since i didn't use the instructions ... hmmm