Last Thursday my mum visited me in York and we went to a fabric shop I had never been to before. Grace and Jacob is a lovely shop with beautiful fabric and super friendly staff! I bought 1.5 metres of this gorgeous floral fabric and set aside Sunday just for sewing! A while back, I pinned this skirt tutorial from sew mama sew which I thought would be a great first proper attempt at sewing clothes.
I have attempted to sew clothes from patterns before and I am not going to lie, it has not been awfully successful! Something usually goes wrong, I get frustrated, upset and decide its more trouble than its worth and go back to sewing bags (because if a bag is the wrong size the only person who will know is me!). However, I was determined for this project to be different so I cleared a whole day, put on my OC music playlist (5 hours of music from the first 2 seasons of OC - such a good collection!) and set to work!
|The finished skirt!|
Thanks to Holly (my housemate) for taking these pictures - it was actually so mild today I could comfortably wear the skirt outside (with no tights!) I am wearing my skirt to my dinner and movie outing today with my friend Tori - I am pleased that my work paid off and I have a cute addition to my wardrobe!
Rae Gun Ramblings
Sew Much Ado
Six Sisters Stuff
Family Ever After
Mine for the Making