Saturday 28 April 2012

KCWC - Day Five

Hooray - a good sewing day.

I have to say that KCWC has really got me inspired to sew again - and trying out some new patterns too, as well as a couple of old favourites.

It has reminded me to get my Otto's out and have a flick through them when I want to make something as there are patterns for many, many garments in there.

A versatile little piece to add to her wardrobe

This is the perfect example - a simple but sweet skirt that could be made in stretch or woven, in winter or summer weight fabric.

I've gone with a lightweight denim and pink trim. I chose to use one colour binding rather than the two shades of one colour shown in the magazine.
I also omitted the extra embellishments as I sometimes find too much like that limits how the item can be worn, so I kept it simple.

A bit out of focus but you get the picture!

This was very easy to make - you start with six rectangles and just bind the edges of two of them then gather them onto the other, waistband, piece.

As Miss G would (and frequently does) say "Easy, Peasy, Lemon Squeezy".

I think there will be a bit of 'skirt as a gift' sewing coming up for Day Six.
Stay tuned!


thornberry said...

Just gorgeous! I think that is next on my list for both my daughters. Lovely to see it all made up and in action!

Selina said...

Love it! So classic and as you said will go with so many things!

Susan said...

Gorgeous! I love the trim. Flicking through Ottos is the limit of my book reading LOL but I love it! Susan

Little Munchkins said...

Cute skirt Karen. I love the denim fabric you used and the trim. I have made one for my niece but I used a Sandi Henderson print. I might use denim the next time I make another one.

Ellieboo said...

It turned out lovely Karen - maybe I should re look at my Ottobres!

Anonymous said...


(I just clicked over from the Elsie Marley photo pool.)