Sunday, May 22, 2016

Makey Makings

'Sup? (which I have also discovered stands for stand.up.paddleboarding)...

So I was at a fabric shop that was closing down, with my sister, when I spied this beautiful yellow lace and hot pink silk satin. She convinced me to make a skirt with it.

I love this fabric and the colour combo heaps, but I'm not 100% on the way it sits when I'm not holding it out... I also may have made it slightly long I think which drabs it down a bit as well...

I will persevere with it though, maybe playing around with the styling will help too. If I really can't live with it it wouldn't be too hard to change as it's essentially just 2 panels gathered onto an elatic waistband. (I probably made the waistband a bit lose too, I'm terrified of a too-tight waist and major muffin top/spillage over the top)... suggestions?

The top is one I was given from a friend but it was rather too tight around the arms and over the bust. So I decided to play around with it. I have a bit of a goal to do more pattern on pattern at the moment so I thought this would be a risk-free way to have a play.

I unpicked the side seams and replaced them with some fun wide elastic I'd picked up at creative junk and then I chopped the lower back and replaced it with some leftovers from my daisy skirt.

I'm quite pleased with the final result. Still pretty simple but a little more fun and a good way to play around with patterns.

I have a few other projects on the go at present but having moved back to our home (!!!!! wohoo!!!!) this week I think I probably need to spend several hours sorting out my little sewing room before I manage to complete much else.

My 7 year old took these photos for me... so, this is how I look when you are 7! ;-)

love you more than a perfectly fitted waistband xxx