I went to the Sewing Directory meeting in Exeter at the weekend with my dear friend Sue. A great day and inspiring to meet so many creative people. We all oohed and aahed over each others work. Rachel from House of Pinheiro was there – she is lovely, and my first sewing blogger met in real life!
I wore this skirt which I’d finished the day before. It turned out to be very appropriate in a room full of quilters and patchworkers. Lots of people came up to me as they recognised the pattern Sinister Swarm by Anna Maria Horner. A good tip if you’re going somewhere where you don’t know many people – wear a conversation starter! It is quilting cotton, but not as stiff as some so worked well for this skirt.
I used Burda pattern number 122 from issue 4/2012. This pattern was one of the first I used last year when I started to sew clothes. It’s very simple, with just four darts and small pockets so great if you only have a little fabric. I had a yard of this and even managed to squeeze the pocket linings out of it. Looking forward to wearing with a t-shirt and brown legs!
Pattern matching didn’t really happen as I had so little fabric, but it looks ok I think. I’m very proud of my invisible zip – looking back at my early attempts at invisibility makes me laugh now!
Pattern: Burda 122 – 4/2012 £0 (used before)
Other: Silk cotton lining, zip £7
Time in fabric stash: 4 months