Heeeey crafty peeps!!
Guess whose sewing machine and overlocker were begging for relief after sewing 12.5 metres of ruffle??? This gal!
Of course since I didn’t use a pattern it’s only me that can be to blame for the length of flouncy ruffle I decided to add, lol. I had originally hoped to make a matching top as well (perhaps not to wear together tho, cos that’s a LOT of pattern!), but after deciding on and cutting the ruffle there really wasn’t much fabric left!!
I knew what I wanted to use this passionflower design fabric for as soon as I ordered it, I mean it’s so colourful and joyous and it had to be made into something twirly! After scouring my patterns for wrap skirts I liked in the style I had in mind though I decided that I’d just work it out myself. So I cut a circle skirt but to fit a larger waist to account for the wrap aspect, then cut a curve to both of the ends, cut the ginormous length of ruffle, then the mammoth task of overlocking all the raw edges until it was all ready to sew together with an elastic waistband, hemmed the bottom (another mammoth task), and hey presto.
The only downfall is that it’s nearly December now, and I barely got to wear it before it got cold, gargh! Still, it’s something to look forward to wearing once the temps climb back up in Spring
And lastly I shall leave you with some pictures of the lovely Arwen, invading the photoshoot
I’m a bit busy trying to stock up making doggy stuff for Christmas craft fayres atm, but I also have plans to make more clothes before Xmas so I’m sure I’ll be posting more yet My plans include a black lace skirt with neon yellow underskirt, some festive Santa shorts, a new coat for Arwen, and I’m still trying to decide what to make with a lovely mustard coloured chunky knit I have, a sweater just seems too boring!
P.S. I took my flip flops off during the photos and then forgot about them… can you guess who had a good chomp on them???