Back in January I talked about my dressmaking intentions for this year. It’s easy to get distracted by all the pretty things being made by sewing bloggers and there are so many lovely new patterns being released, we’re spoilt for choice. What I need in my wardrobe are some basic skirts and I also need to build up my skills. With that in mind, I looked around and found some patterns that would fulfil both criteria.
1. McCalls 3341 ~ Simple A line skirt with centred zip
2. Colette Ginger ~ A line skirt with waistband & invisible zip
3. Maria Denmark ~ A line skirt with yoke & pockets
4. Simplicity 2451 ~ Tulip skirt with front yoke, pleats & pockets
5. Grainline Moss ~ Skirt with back yoke, pockets, fly front & button hole
6. Vogue 1247 ~ A line skirt with inseam pockets & Hong Kong finish
I’ve got the fabric cut out for skirts one and three and I’ve assembled the pdf pattern for the Ginger skirt. The opportunity to get the sewing machine out has not yet arisen, but I’m hopeful that it will next week.
While we’re on the subject of dressmaking, did you watch the Sewing Bee yesterday? I think the series got off to a great start. The trousers were not really my style, but the upcycling challenge produced some really inventive projects. It was the dresses I was really interested in. I loved the fabric that Deborah used for hers and that was definitely my favourite dress. I actually have the pattern that Amanda used. You see, easily distracted by all the pretty things. If you want to find out more about the series, my friend Fiona has put loads of information about last night’s show on her website, The Sewing Directory. Well worth checking out.
Have a lovely weekend.