My New Year's resolution in 2011 was to sew more. And it didn't go too badly (you can see my creations here) but it's still an on-going mission of mine to sew more.
I started this skirt over Christmas, yet only finished it a couple of weeks ago. Still, at least I finished this one - i've got tons up unfinished projects (crafty ladies, i'm sure you'll sympathise with me on this!)
This was a really simple New Look pattern (you can buy it here) - I was desperate for quite a plain black skirt to use as a basic and figured it'd be pretty easy to knock up. The material is kinda crepey and quite suit-like, if you get me (I think it's 100% cotton, but can't be sure). And the buttons are vintage, passed down from through the Bot's family, pretty neat.
|First up, pin your pattern to the material|
|Next step, cut out the pieces|
|Darts - easier than they look, trust me|
|I cannot stress enough how much better your sewing projects will be if you press everything as you go|
|Always tack the zip in place - it ensure you don't go off track and b*gger up the entire outfit (been there, done that)|
|Sewing in the zip|
|Positioning the buttons|
|Don't judge me, but I get quite excited about a bag of vintage buttons|
|Hemming has to be the most boring part of sewing an outfit. I have been known to skip this step entirely on tops - not advisable, at some point you will have to sew the hem, otherwise you'll unravel all over the shop|
|Vintage hooks & eyes - found at my grandmother's house recently|
|Et voila, the finished article!|