Who would have thought it? There IS such a think as a sewing quick win! In one afternoon I have a new work skirt that I LOVE! Why did it take me an afternoon instead of the usual couple of weeks? Because inspired by ReFashionista, this skirt went from long granny skirt to knee length pencil in just a few alterations.
I loved the fabric of this skirt and picked it up for £3.00 at a vintage/recycle fair. But I hated the shape. It was too big and too long.
So I chopped 5 inches off the length. I took in the waist and the side seams. And I had a new skirt!
And I made a nice new top to go with my ‘new’ skirt. But then tragedy struck. My overlocker ATE it! I’m not going to lie. I was a bit devastated. After I’d worked so long understanding how to rethread my overlocker without jamming it, it did this to me. Or rather I was lazy. I’d spent a whole day drafting the top pattern and putting it together and when the fit was finally as I wanted it I decided to overlock the seams. My fabric got caught up and a big hold appeared in the front. Doh.
BUT I have moved on. I’ve dealt with it. I’ll learn from it. But here’s how it was looking!
I need to get some new coral fabric and start over. Next up, my Cynthia Rowley pattern. Wish me luck!