Wednesday 4 September 2013

Sewing: wish list

September means new beginnings, fresh season and what better way to celebrate the new school year than to kick start some brand new projects!

There is so much inspiration around at the moment, its hard not to get excited about what to make first!!

Allow me to share a few pieces I have my magpie gaze firmly attached on- and today I'm talking skirts:

This beauty of a skirt is from a super sweet haberdashery in Moseley, Birmingham Guthrie and Ghani, a husband and wife company with a love of all things creative. This image is from their 'makers gallery' and has been constructed using the most awesome polka dot cotton canvas, also sold in their store. I love the silhouette of this skirt and its play on the classic pencil skirt, such a cute design can be styled up for evenings or relaxed for a softer day time look.

This scalloped edge, high waisted circle skirt pattern is from unique self taught dress maker Chie Duncan. Her stunning collection of hand made garments include a bridal range, all designed with a feminine and girly edge, with a modern touch. This skirt pattern is available on her blog page, and has a step by step tutorial for construction. 

A hot spot for sewing inspiration is, of course, Pinterest! I have assembled a board dedicated to my findings, regarding items to create! Here are a few on top of the list:

And currently on the sewing table...

The Miette! From Tilly and the Buttons

This skirt is such a great piece to make, you can purchase the pattern in traditional paper form or as a PDF, straight to your screen (and printer!). The site offers A step by step guide, with detailed instructional photographs- so helpful! And Tilly herself is on stand by via email if you get a little muddled. That said, this pattern is great for beginners as it is a fairly straight forward shape requiring no additional fastenings. I have just cut out the fabric for my toile and the pattern and instructions are a dream to follow so far. 

Do you have any projects on the horizon, do you have that 'back to school' feeling? If only Woolies was still around, I could really do with a new pencil case... Note book... Bag... Pens..........

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