Well, I’ve finally finished my mystery sewing project. It’s a skirt!
I’m quite tall and I like wearing very long skirts so it’s always a challenge to find the right length. Skirts are always too short to be long or I need to wear them quite low at my waist which is not always what I want.
When my mum was here she encouraged me to go ahead and give sewing clothes a try. Together we chose – or more like me asking her at every turn of the catalogue page Is this easy enough for me? – a simple pattern and some inexpensive fabric to give it a try.
I’ve been patiently cutting long strips of fabric and sewing and sewing and a bit more sewing since she left. Yesterday I sort of finished it. I still have to properly finish all the inside hems and pull out the basting thread but I couldn’t wait any longer to try it on. And even though the light wasn’t perfect I just had to take some photos.
Look! I did it!
I believe I see more handmade clothes in my future…
Update : Thanks for all the lovely comments. If I can do it, so can you! For all of you who asked, the pattern is Simplicity 4595. Let me know if you make a skirt. I’d love to see it.