Its day 5 of Me-made May and already I’ve got nothing to wear. Or haven’t I??! I dug out this unloved skirt, abandoned because of a popped button and gaping and because I can never find shoes that work with it. Well its lockdown baby, we don’t need shoes!
I kinda like it now :). It did not fit like this to begin with – I wish I had a photo of the gazeebo in corduroy I originally sewed. Artless seam-hacking got me the fit I like, but I didn’t leave a trail of pattern-altering crumbs to follow. I think I’ll just size down next time (but all the printing of the pdf, and the sticking, waaaaaa!)
I look smug here because I am wearing lipstick and everything.
Its a bit chilly today, so another layer is needed (except for when hoovering when am mostly sweating and swearing).
Ta-ta for now!
Bust 37.5″, waist 29″, hips 39″, height 5’6″
Pattern – the Leonara skirt by Seamwork. Size 10
Fabric: chocolate-brown jumbo cotton corduroy given to me by my generous and stylish brother-in-law
Modifications – I had to take it in by several acres. The yoke at the back stuck out at bizarre angles. I think I should have made the size 8. It could also be the fabric, I find corduroy has a tendency to grooooowww.
Pattern – Freya top from Tilly Walnes book “Stretch”. Size 4
Fabric – cotton jersey from Oh Sew Ditsy, I can’t remember the manufacturer. It is excellent quality, looks like new after a gazillion washes. Its quite thick, perhaps its a double knit??
Modifications: I think perhaps none, but I could do with half an inch extra around the bust next time I reckon.
Pattern – massively hacked Mandy boat tee by Tessuti fabrics
Fabric – Teal cotton ponte roma
Mods – I added a french dart, skinnied the sleeves, added a weird shoulder puff by mistake that I ended up liking, and made a giant inside out hem/pocket at the front. Basically I just had lots of fun playing with what began as a very unflattering top (because I chose a fabric with too much body for the pattern).