Welcome to my Blog where I aim to chronicle and share my experiences in Sewing. My Wonderful Mum taught me how to sew many moons ago, but I hadn't sewn for many years until 2012 when my now husband and I decided to get married in Lapland.The only way I could create "The Winter Queen" image I had, was to make it myself. It re-kindled my love of sewing and have been sewing ever since. And yes, that is me in my profile photo…
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
McCalls 6842~fun and flirty
What a cutie little skirt this is; It's fun, feminine and fast to make!
Let me introduce to you McCalls 6842. A great wardrobe builder pattern suitable for a multitude of fabrics, making it usable all year round.
I made this skirt for our Christmas Holiday so I have to confess, this isn't usually the style of skirt I normally wear. I live in a seaside town (virtually on the edge of the world!) where there is only 7 miles between the north and the south coasts so it blows a hoolie frequently. For those who need that translating, "mostly very windy" ;) So wearing a skirt like this here would probably get me arrested for indecency!
Like I said, I made this for our holiday but for those of you who sew, you will know that it feels good to make something that you wouldn't normally make, just to try something new whether you will get a lot of wear out of it or no.
I made View A and originally added 2" to the length but when I tried it on with my boots, it actually looked much better at it's original length so I cut the excess off again!