Petticoat; Malco Modes
Accessories; Primark; ASOS
Behold, follwers! I have finally taken a picture of myself wearing something I've made!!
Apologies for the messy dining room background - isn't it annoying when you take pictures outside and they don't go as you wish?
This simple skirt, however, features a fused waistband, a side zip and two side pockets, as well as a hand-sewn catch stitched hem - my favourite cheat for a circle skirt.
Pocket inserted into a side-seamed invisible zipper, and finished off by simply pinking
I managed [somehow] to insert a pocket into the side seam... where I'd placed an invisible zip. This was no easy feat, but I stormed through, and managed to actually work it out all by myself [Aren't I a clever one?].
The result was far from perfect - but once I perfect the technique, be sure that I'll be setting up a tutorial on here!
Also, I'd like to point out that I have finally managed to pattern match! Forget the pocket on the first picture above, and you'd see perfectly-matched polkadots! ... Okay, I won't lie. This only worked out on the right-hand side.. the left [as you can see in the topmost picture] didn't fare so well...
Hand-sewn catch stitch, using bias tape. And the front - almost invisible!
Although I adore circle skirts, and they're always noted as the easiest of sewing projects - I find hemming them difficult. My ultimate cheat is bias tape and catch stitching! Although hand-sewing takes it's time [two hours for half a skirt, anyone?], I think it's a great project to sit in front of a tv with, and when you get nearly-invisible results - hand sewing wins for me!
Would anyone be interested in a tutorial for this cheat, too?
|My first ever machine buttonhole - now that my new machine actually does buttonholes!|
What are your thoughts on it? Or the fact that I finally have an image of me wearing an item I made - Does that help the aesthetic any?
And would you like any tutorials on the techniques I've mentioned?
EDIT: Now on Burdastyle!