Finally! I’ve got some evidence of my sewing efforts. I’ve been a bit skirt-centric over the last month or so, trying to create the perfect fitting basic pattern for me, to adapt into what ever kind of style of skirt I’m after.
Firstly here’s a skirt I made from blind fabric from Ikea. I totally love the fabric’s colours and screen-print effect. I actually made this last summer, but it wasn’t the greatest shape, and I’ve lost a few pounds since then, so I un-picked it and re-made it. Oh, and did I mention it’s lined?! That’s a phobia I’ve over come recently: making lining patterns. I think it makes skirts sit nicer.
Take a look at my bird skirt. I can’t tell you how long I’ve had the idea for this skirt in my head, it must be over a year. I was waiting for the right colour and type of grey fabric to appear. When I found this twill it wasn’t quite what I had in mind, but it was near enough to FINALLY get the project underway. The birds are made from black leather scraps that I got from when I worked at a clothing company a few years ago that makes corsets for Goths. I ended up hand blanket stitching them down, which gives the skirt more of a crafted feel than my stuff usually has (I usually aim for as box-fresh as possible). Check the back, with the pleats which are trapped down til near the bottom where they kick out in a cheeky fashion when you walk! I didn’t fancy a back slit or vent and was after something a bit more interesting. This idea is a simpler version of some things I made for my final collection for my degree. Is this skirt lined? You betcha! Now that this skirt is made and the idea is no longer occupying my brain, I wonder what I’ll use that bit of my head for now?!
Thanks everyone for the daily inspiration your post give me. Happy sewing!