Last weekend’s creation. I don’t have much to say about it other than I think it’s pretty awesome! I bought the fabric in Britex Fabrics in San Francisco which is one of the most impressive fabric shops I’ve ever been to – it stretches over five floors (…and one of them is dedicated entirely to remnants). Turns out the amazing fabric design is by the Brooklyn-based designer Alice Kennedy – I’ll certainly be looking out for her prints in the future. The dress pattern is from a random sewing magazine from the early 2000s – I wanted a relatively simple cut in order to keep the focus on the fabric.
My friend Natalie shares my love of colourful floating skirts and always compliments me on my home made creations. So for her Birthday this year, I decided to finally make her her own exclusive item ;)! We spent a delightful afternoon fabric shopping together and eventually settled on a beautiful cotton from John Lewis.
Sewing for someone else was a new experience for me. Thankfully, for a ‘circle’ style skirt, all one needs to get the fit right is a waist measurement and an approximate length. Natalie’s skirt has an invisible zip that can be worn either at the back or on the side. I also decided to surprise her by using the leftover bits of fabric to make a little matching bag.
I think she looks lovely in it!
This weekend I turned another of the wonderful patterned fabrics I brought back from California into a 1950s style summer skirt. It sits on the waist, has an invisible zip at the back and pockets with bright green lining in the side seams. Now I’m just hoping for the right weather to wear it soon…
Update No. 2: Maybe I should attempt to make something like this next?!