I haven't re-made very many patterns, partly because I want to challenge myself and keep on learning new techniques. But I have found that I wear my Saltmarsh skirt a lot. It's really comfy, looks good and is very practical. It was also my first make, so I was curious to make it again and … Continue reading Saltmarsh skirt #2!
I had quite a lot of green poplin left over from my Curlew Dress, and I decided to make this box pleat skirt pattern from the Sewing Bee book, and I think overall it went quite well! 1. The fabric: As mentioned, this was left over bottle green poplin. I bought it using John Lewis … Continue reading Box pleat skirt
Do you remember the old jeans I cut up into strips and sewed together, and then didn't know what to do with? Well, I decided to turn it into a pencil skirt! It's my first pattern-hack and I think it went quite well, although the denim is very heavy and it's a bit like wearing … Continue reading Denim pencil skirt
I wanted my first item of clothing to be something quite simple that I couldn't get too wrong. Of the patterns in the Merchant and Mills book, the Saltmarsh Skirt looked the least intimidating. The fabric: I didn't want to waste fancy fabric on my first sewing attempt, so I decided to use the same … Continue reading Saltmarsh Skirt