Well, how chuffed am I on a scale of 1 to 10?
A solid 10 I'd say :o)
I decided to make the leap from bags to something wearable this week. My favourite skirt that I have worn till it was completely thread bare finally fell apart so it seemed only right to start with a new skirt for me. Turns out I am capable of creating something completely wearable within a couple of days, how cool is that!
I started out by having a close look at how my most comfy skirt was constructed.
Then I de-constructed it so I could use it as a pattern.
I had hoped to find some fabric that was similar to the original skirt fabric but no luck so I settled on some light weight denim.
I managed to get all the pieces on to about a metre of fabric. (There were more pieces than shown in the photo)
Re-constructing the skirt was not too hard although fitting the yoke (I think that is what it is called) to the skirt panels was challenging and it took a few tries.
I love the extra row of stitching on each of the panels of this skirt. Gives a really nice finish.
I still need lots of practice with zips but I am not as nervous about them as I was in the beginning.
Turns out the style of skirt with its flowy sort of hem with the sides being longer than the centre didn't really work with the denim as it was too stiff so I decided to cut the skirt a bit shorter. I have to say that I was pretty nervous taking the scissors to my newly constructed skirt but I think it looks much better at this length (sorry I didn't get a photo before I cut it)
I wore my new skirt out on Saturday and it was so comfortable, I felt so proud that I was able to make something like this :o)
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