Thursday, 11 November 2010

Outfit Post Time and NEW SKIRT

Hello all!!! I've been sooo busy I haven't posted for a few days, I'm currently on a visit to my parents so I didn't bring my camera Doh! Although I did bring my sewing machine without a powerlead... I know clever right?
I finished a 30 minute skirt before going out on saturday night in one of those... "I have NOTHING to wear moments." No pattern just punk attitude on some jersey with some scissors, pretend darts no fastening and voila!

Apologies for the goofy face and the state of my mirror! I'm wearing a Calvin Klein belt and M&S purple jumper with it.
It needs a few tweaks, In my rush I didn't use a stretch needle and pretty much overlocked the entire thing together but a few actual stitches are busting. I also want to take it in at the top where i made a waistband too big and nip in the bottom so its more a pencil skirt shape! But all I can say is I love it! This has been in my stash for literally years and I'm glad it actually has become such a versatile garment! Which I was able to wear out on the night I made it!
I think I might name it the Caron Skirt after Leslie Caron. I always see her in pencil skirts and am sooo jealous of her waist!

I'm off to do some sewing related stuff. Hopefully will have those two Burda Dress Patterns below cut out and the fabric cut by the end of the day, x


  1. I love the polka dots! It looks great on you.

  2. love the skirt - looks great!

  3. How tiny were womens waists back in the day....Audrey Hepburns makes my eyes pop!

  4. Definately Petal! I wanted to thank you by the way for my fab Skirt pattern it arrived last week! Its on my endless list of stuff to sew, Im thinking a nice red wool. x

  5. 30 minutes- that's awesome. I'm partial to polka dots. It looks great!

  6. Loving it in the polka dot glory. Don't get jealous about other peoples shape yours is rather lovely too


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