So much for ‘quick and easy’

October 25, 2011 at 5:44 pm 2 comments

Well, my quick and easy skirt project that should have taken a couple of hours turned out to be something quite different. I started making the flared skirt version and double-stitched the neatest pockets I think I’ve ever done, then discovered that the sizing on the pattern was a bit odd, so no amount of gathering was going to bring the voluminous skirt in to my waist size without making the back stick out like a bustle! Knowing that I had some serious unpicking ahead of me, I put the skirt aside for a few days and designed two new stamp cushions and made the patterns (more about those when they’re done). On reflection, the gathered skirt was never going to work with the stretch drill fabric I’d chosen so I started again, only this time I made the A-line skirt version. It meant that I didn’t get to have big 40s-style pockets, but I made up for that by using some cute red-and-white apple fabric for the pocket lining. Phew – all’s well that ends well!


Entry filed under: Clothes. Tags: , , , , , , , , .

An amazing distraction Saturday Special: Simplicity 8391

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. coldcomfortcrafts  |  October 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I don’t think there is such a thing as ‘quick and easy-‘ the new skirt looks fantastic though and worth the effort!

    • 2. touchwooddesign  |  October 30, 2011 at 7:48 am

      Thanks Sasha. It’s become an instant favourite!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed



Receive Touch Wood Design posts by email.