Sunday, 5 January 2014

Teal Circle(ish) Skirt

This fabric has been in many different formations, and it took several tries to get it right. Originally I cut out a shift dress which was too loose. I took in all the seams by 1 cm and it was too tight.  Unpick all those seams and decide that it's fine if it's loose. Cut off tight fitting skirt as it didn't look right with body shape. Cut out circle skirt out of remaining fabric using By Hand London app instead.  Make scallops on neckline. Neckline is too wide and everything too loose! Bodice cut off. Circle skirt trimmed to right size and overlocked. Too tight! CRY!!! Sleep, cuz apparently everything looks better in the morning. It didn't.
Anyway, after all that drama, I made it work in the end. What did someone clever say? "I may not have won the battle, but I will win the war". Yeah, this was a bit like that. It was originally going to be my entry for Green December (Yes I know it looks incredibly blue but apparently it's teal and apparently that is green) but I only sorted it out yesterday so that's a pity.
In the end, I'm glad that I persevered because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt. The colour, the swishyness, EVERYTHING! I got the around 2.5 metres of this fabric with 1 metre or so of red wool for 3 pounds. Score! It's a knit of some sort but I think there's some wool in there as well? Possibly? 
I want to make a baggy black tee to tuck into it because the tight tee I'm wearing with it at the moment just makes me look like a tree trunk. Oh, and that hoody I'm wearing. I made that a while ago and blogged about it here. It's seriously cosy. Love it. 

we're done with the photos? SPRINT towards the house with central heating and my dressing gown!
Hmm. I run like a weirdo. Must work on that.
Okay. I think I'm finished now. I hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! Now I'm looking forward to my birthday in a week and a day!
Thanks so much for reading!
Lauren xx


8 comments:

  1. Well done on getting there in the end! It's a fab skirt, combining two of my favourite things: circle skirts and teal.

    And you don't look like a tree trunk at all, you look gorgeous!

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  2. I know the frustration of fitting and ripping seams and fitting and....it was worth your effort.

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  3. Hi! I found you on Kollabora and had to hop over to your blog:)
    This post here cracked me up! You wright so well, and you sewing is wonderfull! What an acheivment at 17! I love the teal green skirt! One of my abosolute favourit colours:) And buy the way, a cirkle skirt is on my to-do-list. I found the app really helpfull.
    Would love to follow you on youre journey is sewing, so I am adding you to my Bloglovin feed:)

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    1. aww thank you! This was lovely to come home to :)

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  4. Hi Lauren. Beautiful skirt and thank you for the link for the circle skirt maths, massive help! It will definitely help me with my pinafore dress project :-)

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    1. Thank you! I'm very glad that I could help :)

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