Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Sew Day Tuesday

Second day of the sewing week was supposed to be:  brown skirt.  Well, it would have been this brown skirt if I wasn't so 'she'll be right' about my sizing.  Hmph. I cut the wrong size - too small.

So,  second day of the sewing week is: blue and brown skirt.

Fabric:  from stash - feels like a light linen blend.
Pattern:  Make it Perfect A+ skirt
Mods:  none
Mods if I make it again - I'm not sure that a skirt needs a yoke as well as a waistband - I'd probably dispense with the waistband.
Rating:  a simple pattern but probably designed for someone a bit less, um, curvy than me.  Front and back are exactly the same.  I think I need a bit more shaping.
Not wasting any sewing time, I have also half made some new summer PJs for ma minette.  This vintage cotton has been in my stash for a while now, and I just love it.  I'm on a bit of an orange jag at the moment, and this is too cute.  The top will be a little button up short sleeved affair - cut out but not yet stitched up. 

Do you read Male Pattern Boldness?  As a little side project I'm joining in a sew-along over there - boxer shorts that will become part of my summer jammie wardrobe.  I think I bought these cotton shirting fabrics at a wardrobe clearout held by Queanbeyan Players a few years ago.


Michelle said...

That brown skirt fabric is beautiful! What a shame. But good on you for carrying on regardless! Love the linen printed skirt, and the little one's PJ pants! Making boxer shorts for summer PJs is a great idea - I'd thought of playing along as I am a few years' overdue for making Scott's next pair of boxer shorts, but I have no time :)

Can't wait to see what you get up to today!

Bells said...

i've made that skirt - it was my first and I'd agree about the waistband and yoke. I thought I just made it badly (for a first skirt, that's quite likely!). I made the back a little longer, too, to cope with the curves!

~Whirlsie~ said...

I love that skirt! It's so beautiful!! I love the colours!!

Hashi said...

You look very slender in that skirt!

Love the PJ fabric :=)