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sewing interlude

As well as documenting the fun and games at our make and do afternoons, I’m also going to post up any other projects that miraculously get completed ‘tween times. For me, that will mostly be sewing and jewellery. Cause that’s how I roll (generally very slowly and sporadically).

I am still pretending to be on holidays, despite there being a painful amount of Other Things that I should be doing. As such, I’ve been beavering and made a skirt and top already since Christmas (whaaat? I know, I know, I amaze myself with my high levels of productivity). The skirt is also my first self-drafted skirt, which means I drew up the pattern based on my measurements rather than using a store-bought pattern. Now, when I say self-drafted, what I really mean is that I step-by-step followed the instructions spoon fed to me by a book I bought a few months ago. It’s also the MOST basic project in the book, but it totally worked a treat. The book (Design-It-Yourself Clothes, by Cal Patch), is super cute and very clear for not-so-savvy sewers like me, so if anyone wants to check it out, remind me when you’re over here on Saturday the 14th (hint hint).

So – simplest skirt in the world? (and cutest dog? yes… I will bombard you with photos of him) Check. It’s a definite winner. The fabric is from Ikea, and is super heavy cotton. I’m sure you’re meant to cover your cushions with it, but it’s so much better as a skirt :o)

I was also super-speedy in finishing this top last week, with fabric I got from a fabric swap in Brissie last year, which I desperately hope they put on again…

The pattern is Colette Patterns’ Sorbetto top, you can download it for freeeeee here. Also the easiest thing in the world to sew up, although I made some minor adjustments (longer, more armhole… maybe too much). Also check the test square when you print it. I did not, and my first one of these was teeny.

Phew. I think super-easy sewing projects might be my bag. Instant gratification!