I finally made something people. After months of inactivity I finally made something. Since my last sewing project, so many things have happened, bad things, good things, and so so things, but more on that later.
I made a skirt. Do you like it? I certainly do. Sometime ago, Ana of Stepalica patterns, was looking for testers for her new pattern, and I signed up for it. Ana’s patterns are not your usual patterns. She is self taught, but you will not know by the quality patterns she puts out. Last year I wrote about her first pattern, the Nougat dress. I am still to make that, but this year shall not go by without me making it. Touchwood.
It has three variations, and I made view C. I was not sure about my size, so I cut size 42. In hindsight I should have cut the 44 because the 42 is a teeny weeny bit too tight. Which brings me to another thing, I have put on alot of weight. I recently discovered I am a comfort eater, and the past couple of months of have been really hard on. Lots of stuff, which I hope to never go through again, happened. Anyways, my issues translated into midnight trips into the kitchen for some ice cream and chocolate cake, followed by macarons and coca-cola.I now weigh 92kg, which is the heaviest I have ever been. I currently have an incovenient pain in my knee, which Mr.Dibs and a friend of mine have attributed to my weight gain. Sad stuff people, sad stuff.
Anyway, back to my skirt. I love it. It is so different to what I normally make. I rarely sew solids. I definitely should incorporate solids into my wardrobe. The fabric is a cotton/linen blend I bought from Abakhan fabrics in Manchester. It was a dream to sew and I now wish I had bought more of it.
In terms of difficulty, I would say the skirt is a medium. You have to line it, so if you have never made a lined skirt before, this is a good project to start with.
I found that my bum raised the back of the skirt, so I need to address that in my future projects.
Ana gives you a few suggestions on how to add more details to your skirt, one of which is pipping. I added some pipping to the pockets, and waistband.
My next two projects are a toile du jouy dress, and a simplicity 2053 dress. I actually started these two projects last year, but with the issues I had, I could not complete them.
You might also have noticed that I have not been posting Minerva Blogger projects. I left the network. I am very happy I was asked to join. I had fun while part of the network, BUT, I was not in a good place, and I just did not have the energy to do the projects justice. I still love seeing what everyone else has been making, and I just know it will only get better.