Prepare to be impressed...nay, amazed. Fiona has made a skirt!
I embarked on this sewing lark a few months back, enthused by The Great British Sewing Bee and inspired by Lazy Daisy Jones who blogged this fab tutorial. I persuaded some ladies at my Stitch & Bitch class to have a crack at it too and they did. It didn't go smoothly for me but after some consideration, kind comments and encouragement from you lovely lot out there, I decided to press on with it. In addition to Daisy's tutorial I also had some welcome advice from my good friend and neighbour Eunice, about hemming, tacking and general finishing off, which I did in the sunshine accompanied by Prue and a glass of Pimm's.
The fabric is plain as I thought pattern matching was probably a step too far for a novice like me, so I jazzed it up with some ric-rac...radical eh?
Is there an approved way of tacking??? I dunno but this worked for me.
I wore it to Stitch & Bitch today and unbelievably even the tutor (who never fails to point out the smallest mistakes) didn't have a bad word to say about it.
necklace - junk shop
t-shirt - BHS
sandals - cats protection chazza
skirt - all my own work
It's not perfect, the fabric is unexciting and it took me ages to make, but nevertheless I'm quite pleased with it. I might even have another bash, with a printed fabric ....but don't hold your breath.