Sunday, 24 March 2013

Faithisms #12

"Papa John, we have different music in our car.  It's better than yours."

While we were getting a lift in his car yesterday

Faithisms #11

Faith:  "There are lots of cows in the field"
Me:  "No Faith, they're horses"
Faith:  "There are lots of cows in a field somewhere"

Can't fault her logic!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Maxi skirts

After two weeks of illness my fingers started twitching a couple of days ago so I started working on a second Cambie but I didn't have the energy or concentration for it so that's been put to one side for a while.

Tonight I got a couple of bits of jersey from my stash which I didn't think I'd be able to do much with. Turns out I am a terrible judge of fabric as two hours later I am the proud owner of two new maxi skirts. Yay!

I used this tutorial from Stay at Home Artist to make these ones but I didn't do them wide enough - the first one is alright but the spotty one makes me shuffle around like Morticia Adams.  I think it's either going to get a split or a chop at the knee.

Way too tight!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

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Like what seems to be everyone else in the blogosphere, I've just signed up for Bloglovin' seen as google are being stupid and getting rid of reader.  So, bitterness aside, you can now follow me on there x

Sunday, 3 March 2013

A Mission Maxi

It was my birthday last week and one of the patterns I chose for Stuart to buy me was the Mission Maxi.  I know I'm a bit late to the party with this one (I always am), but I have to say I am in love with this pattern - the ease of making, ease of wearing, the design.  I can see this being my go-to pattern for summer.

Other than preparing the pattern (I usually photocopy my patterns, but I couldn't get to a printer so spent most of Saturday night tracing and lengthening it) it was a really quick make - 3 hours to cut and sew it.  And that three hours included numerous runs up and down the stairs to sort out Faith who was having the mother of all meltdowns.

I did all the sewing on my overlocker and left the bottom edge raw, partly because I think it will need another trim but mostly because why bother when it doesn't need it nor add anything to the garment?

I made View C which has a godet on the back of the skirt - one of the main reasons I bought the pattern.  I think I'm going to have to chop off the train and make it the same level as the front of the skirt - a train is great for wandering along the seafront in some gorgeous, hot destination, but not so great for dragging through puddles on the dirty streets of Lincoln!