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Making a skirt
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I didn't have time to take a photo for this week's theme, so here is a hasty shot of the current sewing project. I haven't made clothes for decades, so I'm starting with something simple.

Making a skirt
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tx_cronopio From: tx_cronopio Date: July 24th, 2017 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I like the bee fabric!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 6th, 2017 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's cute, isn't it? I got it from the market in Cardiff, so it was cheap too. I haven't sewn for decades, so I didn't want to start with an expensive fabric in case I messed it up.
seaivy From: seaivy Date: July 24th, 2017 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
those pleats are simple ????
i'm impressed
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 6th, 2017 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
They aren't actually pleats, it's just the way the skirt panels are shaped. It is an easy make though as it's one of the Simplicity "made easy" range of patterns.
grey853 From: grey853 Date: July 24th, 2017 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bees!! I love bees. That's a great skirt pattern and the fabric will work up nicely.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 6th, 2017 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
The fabric is cute but also inexpensive. I got it from the market in Cardiff. I haven't sewn for decades, so I didn't want to start with an expensive fabric in case I messed it up.
threeringedmoon From: threeringedmoon Date: July 24th, 2017 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks like a fun project.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 6th, 2017 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
My sewing skills are rusty but seem to be returning quickly. I have some more fabric to make another skirt from the same pattern, then I plan to branch out into dresses.
kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: July 25th, 2017 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
My Mom was always buying those Simplicity patterns, and making clothes for her and all the kids with them. It's one of my strongest memories of her ...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: August 6th, 2017 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
My mum was a very skilled dressmaker too and made all my dresses when I was young. I did a bit of sewing in my teens and early 20s, but then when I had our daughter, I didn't have the time and toddlers and sewing machines are not a good mix. But finally I have the time to sew again.
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