This last week has been like a roller-coaster it's had more ups and downs, twists and turns than god knows what but it all looks to be coming good!! Before the roller coaster started, literally about an hour, and I'm not exaggerating, I managed to finish sewing my panel skirt!
I self drafted the pattern for the skirt omitting darts for seams and folding them out completely for the waist band. I didn't bother toiling the pattern. As the skirt is unlined, I basically fitted it on myself as I went along! I used klona cotton fabric from back stitch and the panel fabric was from my Tilda stash of fat quarters. I put a side zip in as not to break up the panel on the back.
I love the colour combo, it's actually quite fresh, the down side is that it's more for summer wear so I'm hoping for a really nice week where I might just might be-able to wear it this summer, I'm not holding my breath though!!
Top stitched hem
I like a top stitch hem on the right garment, I think it adds a nice finishing touch and makes it look less 'hand made'
The down side
I pressed all my seam allowances open and then overlooked the edges, with six seams, and each side needing overlocking totalling 12 I had to make a mistake didn't I! I didn't even notice until I gave the skirt it's final press. I'd only blummin' gone and sewn some of the skirt fabric in the with the overlocked seam. Gutting!
It created a little a tear where the knife had trimmed the fabric away, lucky it wasn't as bad as first thought, so I used Frey stop to glue the the tear together, it looks to have worked too. Good job this skirt is for work and will be mostly covered by an apron.
Fingers crossed we get a few warm days before autumn finally sets it's bum down so I can give you some shots of the skirt in action!
In other news:
I nearly finished my Pan Am outfit, just have to sew the hem on the skirt. I'm also toying with the idea of making my cousins expectant baby a quilt, although I'm rather swayed by Marie's baby blanket instead, decisions decisions!! And my garment sewing is likely to go on the back burner for the next few weeks if my following plan goes ahead, the shop I work in will be hosting a cratf fair at the end of November and I'm thinking of having a stall!! No idea what to make yet though, so any ideas would be really appreciated.
What have you been sewing?