I have been a busy girl, I am having a sewing frenzy!! my local market has a FAB! selection of fabrics priced at either £1 or £2 a metre. I know what you are thinking, there must be a catch right? well you are right, most of the selection are pre cut to 5mtr lengths and you have to buy the whole piece, but i'm not complaining, the fabrics are all of a very good quality and sew up a treat, on that note have a look at some of my makes....
This is my version of the Wiksten tulip skirt, I wasn't able to get hold of a copy of the Stitch magazine the pattern was in, so I had to guess. I'm pretty happy with the results.
I did contemplate making a dress with this Prince of Wales Check, but thought a skirt would be a better option, after I made the skirt I found the thrifted belt in my work shop, works a treat don't you think?
Yes I have jumped on the Simplicity 3835 craze and I'm glad I did a very comfy and easy dress to wear. I found the pattern ( like most of the ones I own) in the 40p discontinued bin in my local haberdashery store. I did a little modification on the pockets, I added a flap and fabric covered buttons in a tiny floral fabric, the main fabric a lovely grey plaid and was a freebie from a lovely lady at a car boot, well I did spend £9 on her stall for approx 20 mtrs of assorted linens and cottons.
My second attempt at the same dress, this time in a denim/chambray cotton, I decided to use contrasting red top stitching to match the red in the tartan covered buttons, the pockets are also lined in the tartan. Check out my hooped leggings, my very first home sewn pair, dead easy to make, jersey/lycra will not be safe around me again.
Bye for now