This is Simplicity 2451 in the navy linen I used to make my holiday shorts. Not a huge amount to say really, apart from it’s a great pattern (4 years old!) with many, many lovely versions on the interwebs. This is view C, and the only change I made was to omit the back vent. I seem to be able to walk ok…
I planned to show you this skirt with a me-made knit top, but it went horribly wrong. Lumpy seams, wavy hem – the only good thing is it’s also too big, so I may be able to salvage it. I haven’t yet made a successful t-shirt. I know other people can do it, I’ve seen the pictures!
I signed up for Goodbye Valentino’s Ready To Wear fast this year. I thought it would be easy – I did the Seamless project for 18 months. But that was two years ago and I had lots and lots of rtw clothes then.
I broke the fast in the summer because I needed t-shirts and vest tops to go with my lovely me-made skirts.
I’m going to change my approach to making clothes. Instead of trying to make everything, I’m going to focus on things I enjoy making and which have a reasonably good chance of being successful. I know it’s good to try new techniques but I hate wasting precious sewing hours (and fabric).
It’s also really nice to go into a shop and just buy something! So I shall plan my sewing AND my shopping for this winter. Maybe even a Project 333 33 piece capsule wardrobe.