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…
The theme this month is Freaky Fearful February, which is to do anything that scares you, where you know you can probably do it, but apprehension is stopping you.
There are things that I shy away from much greater than this (bound buttonholes for one!) but a warm skirt is something I did actually need so I opted for this one as I often fear of stretching seams on the bias. So I picked this cute little skirt and added a bias contrast on the front seam edge. Easy peasy! Why did I worry. A bit of wonder Tape before sewing and Bingo! I'm pleased.
And whilst I was on a roll with bias edging, I also finished the hem with binding too.
This lovely wool tweed fabric was kindly given to me by one of my Mum's friends. In fact she was so generous, she gave me an entire suitcase full of fabric! This is the first piece I have used and I am so pleased with it. The plain blue is a faux moleskin I bought way back in the 90's but never used it. And I've still got enough of it left to make something else.
Because my fabric is wool (which made up and handled beautifully I might add), I have added a lining. But for anyone thinking of making this, do bare in mind that there isn't much of a wrapage going on with this skirt. Sitting down in it would show an awful lot of leg without a lining...!!
.... You can see that it already falls open as demonstrated here by just bending my knee! It is meant to. But I certainly feel more comfortable knowing I wont be baring all and sundry when I sit down or when the wind blows it open!!
It's funny but it was only a couple of years ago that I was saying I don't like skirts! Yet this winter, skirts and jumpers have been my staple wardrobe. And I have made this one just in the nick of time, as it's currently the coldest its been all winter so far.