I am absolutely LOVING my sewing class, and am really enjoying having the confidence to make from patterns, which is something that I have always wanted to do. Who would have thought just a local class with a group of retired ladies at the local community college would have been so inspiring?! Very actually...most of them have been sewing for years and have a wealth of experience that they are happy to share, luckily for me. So, this week I made the high waisted skirt from the vintage pattern, out of Day of The Dead fabric and here it is.....
Ta Da! Still having to wear leggings underneath - still cold in the UK!
And the back...I also made a matching hair tie with a remnant coz I love a bit of matchy matchy!
Isn't the print on this fabric ace? Its by Alexander Henry and from my friend Jen's shop - Stitch Me Lane.
And this was my pattern. It is an original "Easy to make 1 yard skirt" from 1959, I made view C. It was actually very easy, and only uses two pieces, one piece for the entire skirt (with quite a few darts and pleats) and the waistband. I made the entire skirt from start to finish - including hand stitching the hem - in about 4 hours.
I thought I'd give you a sneak peak at my sewing room as well. I moved all my work stuff into our spare room over the last few months and here it is...
50s table and sewing box, 60s chair and lamp, 80s sewing machine, given to me by my mum. I actually used to "play" on this as a child, sewing offcuts of cloth and trying out all the stitches. I'm thrilled that its now mine and helps me earn my living and make myself some clothes!
And lots of cute nik naks - cupcake pincushion was gift from my sister Jan a few years ago, owl embroidery scissors from Michael, the apple dish and Paul Frank Scurvy skull teddy were from my friend Kate and I bought myself all the other stuff! The Tiki mug is my pen pot and 4 of the sugar skulls are a new acquisition that I found this week in a cheap book shop of all places!
Two new ones that have photo clips on them...the black one is hand made by Kalahula.
And these are actually money boxes. I couldn't decide which one I wanted so I bought both!
Hope you all have a nice weekend :)