Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Pattern: There wasn't one!
Fabric: Denim and cotton
I think I'm getting OK at following a pattern now, but I am still terrified by the idea of freestyling. However, these jeans have been bothering me. Literally. Every time I open the wardrobe they ask if they can be worn today and so I put them on only to remember I just don't really like the style any more. I hate to say this, but I think they're too young for me now! However, I do love how they fit so decided I would upcycle them in to a skirt!
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Pattern: Simplicity Amazing Fit 1717
Size: 14 curvy, View A
Fabric: Sparkle wool from Mason's
I asked for this pattern for Christmas as I thought it looked great for making a selection of simple skirts. And then I didn't get round to using it. I loved this fabric from afar for quite a while and then decided to just buy some and find something to make with it. I originally chose this pattern:
thinking it looked like a really cute, fitted shirt dress. It was terrible! Such bizarre fitting and doesn't resemble the photo on the envelope at all. I won't go in to full details, but it was so ridiculous I couldn't even be bothered to try to fix it, so went on a completely different tangent.
Sunday, 14 April 2013
Pattern: Simplicity 2147
Fabric: Teal spot viscose
Usually I have a pattern in mind and then hunt down fabric to go with it. On this occasion, I found this fabric whilst looking for something else and just couldn't leave the shop without it. The colour and pattern are so me and it's so soft and drapey I knew I had to have it. So I also had to find a pattern to go with it! I fancied something comfy but elegant, with a theatre trip coming up and I thought Simplicity 2147 was just that, whilst also being quite versatile for future use.