Friday, May 29, 2009


Here's my latest project that I made this week. It's New Look 6594 View E. I like border prints, but never really liked one enough to make a dress or skirt out of. Last week I spotted this cotton fabric at Textile Traders and had to buy it! I then had to get a cute little skirt pattern to make it up in (and don't even go near that horrid skirt on on the left! I didn't like those puff skirts in the 80's and can't believe they made a come-back!). The only alteration I did to the pattern was to insert an invisible zipper instead of a lapped one. Everything else was as per the pattern, and it was quite easy to put together. It looks super cute with my favourite boots! I'd like to make another one out of corduroy...nice for the cooler weather that's upon us.
A close-up of the fabric.
Anyway, so I can tick off number 9 on my Must Sew list (See side-bar..I think I've neglected this list for a while and must get right back on track with it).
PS. Have a look-see at Linda's blog and wish her a Happy birthday for Saturday!
Have a great week!


  1. What a great skirt to wear with your new boots! I love the print too..very retro and bright. After several years of not-very-much dressmaking, you are making me want to start again....

  2. I really love your skirt! the fabric print is very retro and looks great made up in that pattern. Good stuff!

  3. I like your comment "quite easy". If you said that then for the very average sewer i am thinking "quite hard". I am loving your boots, you need to make more skirts like that one to wear your boots more.
    Thanks for the link I am having a great long w/e and getting very spoilt.

  4. Your winter wardrobe is most enviable Jenni!! Love the skirt - the fabric is fantastic!

  5. Mrs P. I love all that you have created!!! you are an inspiration indeed. Thank you for sharing.
    Much love
    x SP x

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