Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A sew-along skirt!

Even making the simplest of garments always seemed a complicated and scary task in my mind, but once I got going on the sew-along I managed to get through it with relative ease.  I even managed to get a zip in without the aid of a zipper foot.  So here it is:





A big thank you to Daisy for her sew-along and for guiding me through the lack of zipper foot crisis!  


More McCall's 3341 skirts to be made for sure.  Going to Eridge Park Decorative Living Fair next week and it would be lovely to find some vintage fabric.  Fingers crossed.

Hope all is well out there ...
Jane x

25 comments:

  1. Yay!!!!! Well done Jane, its brilliant! Looks so neat and fits beautifully, and I love the finishing touch with the ribbon on the hem - perfect!
    Lovely flowers, are they from your garden?
    See you tomorrow!
    Gill xx

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    1. Thank you Gill. Flowers were from the garden - the daisies have been overwintering in the greenhouse and have been flowering in there all winter! Shows how mild it's been this year. Jx

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  2. I love it how clever are you?
    Enjoy wearing it, can't wait to see what fabric you make it in next!
    have a lovely time at the fair!
    bestest daisy j xxx

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    1. Thank you Daisy. I fancy something flowery next - and green, I like to wear green. Jx

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  3. Well done on making your skirt Jean, I do like the border around the edge, enjoy your day at Eridge Park.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. You've done a terrific job on it Jane - and the trim really sets it off; it fits you beautifully and looks really professional! Now there'll be no stopping you - what's next on your agenda? Do enjoy the fair and I hope you find some lovely fabric to fall in love with! Joy x

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    1. Thank you Joy. Next on the agenda is the blue crochet and knitted blanket for my daughter. Still lots more squares to go yet and then there's the joining (not my favourite bit). I have my eye on a pattern in one of my crochet books - something to wear this time! Jx

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  5. Hi Jane,
    your skirt is lovely.
    From one novice sewer to another Well Done!
    (Daisy was a fabulous teacher, wasn't she?!)

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    1. Thank you Kylie. Yes, Daisy was a great teacher, I probably wouldn't have attempted it but for the sew-along. Jx

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  6. Great job on your skirt!! It looks really good. Love your bunch of flowers and the jug they are in too! Hope that you have a good day out. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy. The jug is Portmeirion White Totem, I have a teapot in it too and it's 1970s I think. Jx

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  7. Skirt looks lovely. Enjoy your day out.

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  8. Well now that is really impressive - and without a zipper foot in sight - well done! I really enjoyed making mine and have got so many ideas running around my busy mind for more - hopefully one or two might actually get made! Thank you for your lovely comment - it's very nice to meet you x Jane

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    1. Thank you Jane. I've since found and bought a zipper foot for my machine online, so hopefully the next zip won't be quite as scary! Look forward to seeing more of your makes. Jx

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  9. I was convinced I had left a comment the other day, Your skirt looks fab, I was going to order a copy of the pattern from Amazon along with the zip but the postage put me off. It was nearly as much as the pattern & the zip was only 70p! Trying to wangle a visit to the local haberdashery now, I'm pretty sure they stock McCall's. Enjoy your day out I hope you find some fabulous fabric.

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    1. Thank you Joanne. I've been caught out with postage on Ebay before. I hope you get your pattern soon. Jx

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  10. Outstanding! I love the ribbon detail! It looks smashing...and I'm extra inspired to get a move-on with mine! Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you Chrissie. Look forward to seeing your skirt soon! Jx

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  11. Your skirt is fabulous! I love the trim along the bottom of the skirt it looks fantastic.
    Marianne x

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    1. Thank you Marianne. I almost chickened out of the ribbon detail but I pinned it, took a deep breath and hoped for the best - I didn't know I could hold my breath for so long! Jx

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  12. Love your skirt and the ribbon detail! I really need to get my sewing machine out! Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. Best wishes, Pj x

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    1. Thank you Pj. Getting my machine out was a big enough job before I'd even started the skirt as it had been hidden for so long - I had to look up how to wind the bobbin and thread the machine! Jx

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  13. Hi Jane,

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog! Love your skirt! It's been ages since I made one. Have fun this weekend at the fair!

    Madelief x

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