It's another 'Sew Happy' creation! If you want to see more sewing, click the 'Sew Happy' link in the menu bar at the top. As you know, I bought this amazingly cute fabric a few weeks back and have had my heart set on making it into a skirt ever since. After watching the new BBC series 'The Great British Sewing Bee' (amazing by the way),
I was inspired to bring my skirt to life et voila! Here it is:
Once again I used the same skirt pattern by Newlook- Simplicity which I highly recommend. I have used other patterns since ie: Burda and haven't been impressed with the instructions. Unless
you're extremely experienced with your sewing and have the confidence to freestyle with your project then by all means use Burda....I just know I won't be using it anytime soon in the future.
After sewing the two pieces together finish off the seams with an overlocking stitch or simply use pinking shears to prevent the stitches from un-ravelling in future.
I wanted to make this dress more of a 50's style which suits my pear shaped body the best.
So I actually lengthened the pattern and made the waist band a lot smaller so it sat a lot higher on my waist- accentuating the smallest part of my body.
|T-shirt- Forever 21|
Belt- Camden Market
Satchel- Camden Market