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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

we don't need a pantomime to remind us what is real..

last saturday, i didn't even leave the house..well, during the day anyway, that's not strictly true as i went to meet my friend in town at about 10pm for a couple of hours in the evening, but having had a friend over for a girly evening of dvds and falling asleep in our popcorn on friday eve, we didn't do a lot on saturday, other than cut out patterns and make use of the trusty sewing machine..as i've mentioned a million times before, i have a to-do list as long as my arm, and never seem to get around to executing any of it's contents..but as one of those things was to make a skirt for my sis which she has been wanting for ages, i thought it best to do so in time for her bday - this week! i didn't follow a pattern for the skirt, she had foudn the material somewhere and left it with me with instruction to "make her a tutu style skirt" with it, so that's what i tried to do..i think it turned out ok, but will have to wait to find out as we are different sizes, so it didn't really fit me, but hopefully it's what she had in mind..with some of the leftover fabric, i decided to make her a little matching clutch bag, using a tried and tested pattern piece which came with one of my dress patterns - it's ridiculously simple, just two pieces, and as the first try had me wondering hwo to get it a little thicker without having to resort to the use of some thin card, i was happy when i found some largeish scraps of felt to thicken it out a little..after handsewing on a pop fastener, i found a button to add a little faux detail to the front, and it was done - including cutting and pressing it only took about half an hour, so i shall definitely be making more - hands up :)

as for my 'round the house' outfit - this skirt was from a local shoe store which also sells the odd item of clothing..i had bought it with the intention of just wearing it underneath other dresses, but having bought it well over a yr ago, as it still had the tags on, i decided to give it an outing from the box of skirts under the bed, as i loved the bright colour! i added some black glitter tights, and a cartoony dino tshirt which i couldn't resist on my trip to liverpool! the cardi came from a different boutiquey store in my town, and has hardly been worn, even to the point where i had considered listing it for sale, but i'm now kinda glad i didn't as i think it works rather well here...

8 comments:

  1. Good gracious that skirt and bag are fabulous! Your sister will be thrilled.
    Love the colour of your frilly skirt. xxx

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  2. I love the print on that fabric and what a lovely touch to make a matching clutch

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  3. You clever thing you making skirts, the fabric is great too!
    Kandi x

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  4. that dino tee is fucking awesome!
    xx

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  5. I love you sister's skirt! Well done on making it without a pattern, I'm rarely that brave. You did such a good job. I like your pink skirt as well =) xx

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  6. I really wish I had your sewing skills. Love that skirt and you already know my thoughts on the bag. The fabric is so fun too :)

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  7. fab skirt love the fabric! I have a half made dress that i started prob a month ago that i havent got round to finishing! must do it soon! :) x

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