Tag Archives: Skirt

Chardon skirt hack

I was determined to make a skirt out of this wool remnant bought from Guthrie and Ghani and chose to go with the Chardon from Deer and Doe. I only had 0.8 metres of wool to play with but being stubborn, … Continue reading

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Made up initiative -70’s dress re-fashion

I chose to re-fashion an old dress of my mum’s for my Made Up Initiative pledge. She’d given it to me last Christmas and I had a vague idea that it could be a skirt. I’m dead chuffed with how … Continue reading

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FO: Vintage red wrap skirt

Here’s another UFO in the bag. The pattern is from Style, sew simple 2003. I was making it for last years Vintage Pattern pledge but progress stopped when The Coat started and sucked up all my sewing energy. I’m aiming for 3 … Continue reading

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FO: From sofa throw to Simplicity 2451

I’m on a mission to tackle all the UFO’s in my sewing corner. 2014 was a productive year sewing wise but spending more time sewing has resulted in lots of half-finished projects cluttering up my sewing space. So one of … Continue reading

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FO: Hollyburn skirt – snatching sewing victory from the jaws of my overlocker

This skirt nearly ended up in the bin. I had an accident whilst overlocking my seams and this happened. WTF, nooooooo!!!!!! It was my first time sewing with denim and I was not used to how unwieldy the fabric can … Continue reading

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Back catalogue: Liberty skirt – Simplicity 2451

Sunday 9th March was the warmest day of the year so far and Londoners came out in force to enjoy the weather. Most of my warm weather clothes are still in storage but I found Simplicity 2451 lurking in my wardrobe. … Continue reading

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FO: Dolly the skirt

This is my first skirt made using the rub off method. It’s cloned from another skirt using the technique from Steffani Lincecum’s book “Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit”. I made it last year but am blogging about it now as … Continue reading

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The Great British Sewing Bee pencil skirt

This is a timely make, as the second series of the Great British Sewing Bee starts on Tuesday 18th February and I cannot wait.  I made this skirt with fabric left over from my Burda jacket. I’d used so little of … Continue reading

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New pattern discovery – Liesl and Co

I’m blown away by this collection of patterns from Liesl and Co. I want to buy all of them. The cut is modern with a loose casual fit and I can see all of them in my wardrobe. My favourite … Continue reading

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Making more cake – New Look 6193

I’m on a mission to sew more practical items that can be worn daily rather than dresses with limited wear. Tasia from Sewaholic summed this up aptly in her post ‘Too much frosting not enough cake’. I also want to … Continue reading

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