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Thursday 21 March 2013

Frugal Fabric Friday: Simplicity 4966

Here's a hanger shot of the new skirt
It is made from remnants of fabric using Simplicity 4966. I wore it today with black tights/knee high boots and a red top/jacket.
From that wearing I would conclude that it really needs a lining, and probably the back waist taking in slightly for my sway back. It's a very flattering shape on my full thighs, with a nice little flare at the hem and I love the way it can be made up from oddly shaped leftover scraps of fabric.
As such I am very likely to make it again should the scraps be the right shape.

It might be a while before I post again folks! So enjoy for now.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Sewing - yes I've actually done some

Yes this is a sewing blog and I have actually done some sewing though it needs a good press before I'm willing to share it with you.
As with any sewing done when tired it had a mistake which needed sorting out - one skirt panel was in back to front making for a very strange shaped skirt. Being a conformist I did not take this as a creative lead, but instead unpicked and repinned, the  repinned again before resewing and its Ok now.

I've used scraps leftover from making trousers many years ago (about 10) into a skirt in the style at the top of the drawings from Simplicity 4966 above. I'd originally planned to use scraps of several different black fabrics, but was happily surprised to find by careful placement I could get the whole skirt out of the two scraps of the same lovely menswear check. So that's what I did.

I made a size 16 with a narrow hem and an invisible zipper and I think it'll be fab with opaque tights, knee high leather boots and a sweater.

Had a 10 hour work day today which has left me quite tired, so off to bed early, but hope to share the shirt on Friday for a long overdue Frugal fabric friday project!!!!!