Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Skirt

Prepare to be impressed...nay, amazed.  Fiona has made a skirt!

I embarked on this sewing lark a few months back, enthused by The Great British Sewing Bee and inspired by Lazy Daisy Jones who blogged this fab tutorial.  I persuaded some ladies at my Stitch & Bitch class to have a crack at it too and they did.  It didn't go smoothly for me but after some consideration,  kind comments and encouragement from you lovely lot out there,  I decided to press on with it.  In addition to Daisy's tutorial I also had some welcome advice from my good friend and neighbour Eunice, about hemming, tacking and general finishing off, which I did in the sunshine accompanied by Prue and a glass of Pimm's.  

The fabric is plain as I thought pattern matching was probably a step too far for a novice like me, so I jazzed it up with some ric-rac...radical eh?

Is there an approved way of tacking???  I dunno but this worked for me.

I wore it to Stitch & Bitch today and unbelievably even the tutor (who never fails to point out the smallest mistakes) didn't have a bad word to say about it.  

 necklace - junk shop
t-shirt - BHS
sandals - cats protection chazza
skirt - all my own work


 It's not perfect, the fabric is unexciting and it took me ages to make, but nevertheless I'm quite pleased with it.  I might even have another bash, with a printed fabric ....but don't hold your breath.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Scavenger Hunt - June

Another month has whizzed past so it's time for the Scavenger Hunt link up.  I didn't find this month's list too much of a challenge although my interpretations could have been a lot more imaginative.   You'll find other submissions and next month's list here.



 on Sunday 15th June. The London to Brighton Bike ride


 at the Ardingly Antiques Fair


 I was positive I would find a puppet at the antiques fair but Sod's law, they eluded me, isn't that always the way when you're looking for something?  In desperation I suddenly remembered this knitting pattern although god knows quite why I bought it, it's way too advanced for my limited abilities.

You again

Oh do put that camera away, can't you see I'm having a stretch?


 raindrops on alchemilla mollis



 support for our team at the post office.. before we were defeated!


 the water at the local yachting lake


 or womanmade in this case, my frog blog win from Tracey


 the local Italian restaurant


 is a bugger to photograph!

As always thanks to Greenthumb for hosting.