After having a total moan to my friends about not having enough clothes to wear, I realised what I actually meant was, I don’t have any clothes to wear on a night out for drinks or dinner because I wear all my clothes to work (there isn’t really a dress code in my office) and… Continue reading The perfect date night skirt
With the changing seasons, I’m trying to sew more separates. In a recent Rosie (@DIYcourture) destash, I laid my hands on this lovely pink crepe. there was just 1.25m of the fabric so realistically this was always going to be either a skirt or a top. I enjoyed wearing my midi skirt throughout the summer,… Continue reading A pink box pleat midi skirt
About 11 years ago I had my teenage bedroom painted a vivid pink. Pink was certainly my colour. To decorate my room I was going to make a magnetic noticeboard, and chose a vibrant Cath Kidston fabric as the covering. Well 11 years have gone by, I’ve left home and my bright pink bedroom (which… Continue reading A too short skirt + an expensive fabric= recipe for disaster?
With my recent HUGE fabric haul I wanted a midi skirt that would carry me through holidays, summer and all the way into the autumn. I wanted a simple a-line skirt with no gathers or pleats at the waist. I was aiming for a high-waisted skirt with a contrast waistband. I basically had the perfect… Continue reading Quarter circle skirt
A couple of years ago I was invited to a summer afternoon awards event (I nominated a volunteer and went as their guest, I wasn’t collecting an award!). I had real issues making my dress. I originally made a dress which was a disaster, and so my second choice was a Burda Young 6793. I… Continue reading Refashioned Skirt
When Jane from Handmade Jane had a bit of a de-stash at the beginning of the year I was eagerly snapping up some lovely pieces of fabric. I bought 3 pieces, the piece I’m blogging about today was a fairly small piece of a wool blend, but Jane did say I could probably get a… Continue reading The “less than 1m” work skirt
This skirt is just fab. Its been in constant wear and wash rotations since I made it a few weeks ago. I just love it. The pattern is a freebie from Prima in December 2015 and is meant as a party skirt, but I’ve worn my (admittedly very party style skirt) to the cinema, to… Continue reading Polka dot skirt