Have you seen The Refashioners amazing creations going around at the moment? I’m sure you have and that you’ve been super inspired by all the amazing creativity. I particularly love Dixie’s refashioned shorts. Just so clever! Even before I saw … Continue reading
A few months ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Fiona of the fabulous blog Diary of a Chain Stitcher. I don’t often enter giveaways, but I really wanted this Sew Over It shirt dress anyway, so … Continue reading
So, I know you’ve seen this trim before, but hopefully you won’t mind it cropping up in this short and sweet post.
This project was a complete stash-busting project. I had a metre of this navy wool left after this dress, a couple of metres of this lovely trim, the zip, and literally scraps of the bright blue for the waistband.
The trim had previously worked well on a plain background, so I knew that this combination would work well for a simple pleated skirt.
Which is exactly what this is. Literally a selection of different rectangles. 2 big ones pleated onto smaller ones for the waistband.
There’s not much more to say about the construction, so just enjoy looking at the pictures :-)
Since these photos, I have actually taken out one of the side pleats so that the skirt isn’t quite as poofy. I don’t usually wear low waisted skirts, so it feels a bit funny with this one, but I think it will look nice with tights and a jumper in the winter.
Last week, one of my loveliest friends married her loveliest man, had the loveliest wedding and became the loveliest married couple. They’re off on their honeymoon now and starting their happily ever after. So I had thought I’d show you … Continue reading
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in … Continue reading