Over time my taste has gone from the tailored smart to the comfy casual, preferably with thick tights and boots!
My pattern of choice at the moment is the pencil skirt from Angela Kane. After downloading a couple of her free patterns, which I quite liked, I decided to sign up. Now for just £25 joining fee I can download as many patterns as I like. Since there are about 28 ( and new ones being added) I think, that's not bad value at all. One of the best things though is the you tube tutorials. Even as a fairly prolific sewer, I have learned some excellent tips and short cuts.
My first attempt....1991 curtain fabric! I love it and am tempted to make a coat too. I have enough material!!
You only got the bottom of this photo 'cos I was pulling the most stupid face!
A lined wool tweed, and a close up of the back pleat which I much prefer for Autumn/Winter skirts, much less drafty!
I also made an unlined brushed moleskin with patch pockets, but I loved it so much its been worn and is now in the wash.
I have made another Ponti dress.....
I wouldn't have thought of wearing the mustard with orange, but couldn't be bothered to change. However since the scarf does have both colours in I might be tempted. At least its very Autumnul!
In between busily sewing cushions, bunting and Christmas decorations for our next Olive & Edna pop up shop, I have also downloaded a 1940s dungaree pattern which I hope to wear on the day.......
Saturday 15th November 2014
I'd better get a move on or I could be wearing them with the pins in still...not a good look and somewhat dangerous!
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