Whoop! There’s only one thing on my new wish list and I’ve only gone and made it – the rest is in my head but will be noted soon! Disaster did strike yesterday – here – but Thimberlina is over the stress and happy to be wearing her new skirt!
So Let just crack on and I’ll show you the photos then talk about the nitty gritty afterwards!
I did struggle to get photos of me in it that did the skirt justice. I’m not sure about the button placements yet, but here goes, it does look better on Gertrude than me (at the moment!)
Horaay for new machine that does lovely button holes! I’ve not made any thing that requires button holes for donkeys years!
And top stitching to die for!
Have you noticed the front and back are opposite?
I’m glad in the end I went a bit wrong when I started off as I’d never have thought of using this FAB cotton and ribbon ponte for the reverse side. More Lovely Top stitching!!
I’ve been wracking my brains as to where I bought this fabric. It was love at first sight and one of those where you’re just waiting for the moment, and today was the day!
What do you think of the top? It’s a cropped coco (unblogged!). I didn’t have anything to go with the skirt so hacked a few inches off this and straightened the side seams.
Now All I need to to is find some fabric for this one!
Just thought I’d mention in case your thinking of making this, I sewed up the bottom and the side then pressed the seams open before stitching the top. When Ie stitcdh the top I left enough room to fit my clapper pressing tool inside so I could then press the top seam open.
Another tip (get me!!) if your sewing is a bit heavy and you don’t have the luxury of a flat bed machine, put something alongside it that’s roughly the same height.
It’ll stopp the fabric been dragged off as you sew if its heavy.
Oh, and I’m not sure you noticed, I didn’t bother with any of the darts as I don’t really go in in the middle, or out at the bottom. Depends which way you look at it, lol!
Oh, and another thing before I go. Did you know TMS are running a challenge this month all about having beautiful insides – Inside out. I think mine are this time, don’t you!? Will have to try and find time to write a post for that!
That’s it for now, short and sweet. I start my first of 4 night shifts in an hour so although I’ve posted quite a lot this week you’ll now think I’ve gone into hibernation!
Now where are my crochet hooks……..need to take something to work in case I have a quiet moment!