Tuesday, 27 May 2008

a pattern of deception.

last night was the first of six monday evening sewing courses.
during this time, we'll make a skirt and be guided through everything from pattern cutting, putting in zips and darts, buttons ect. i know a fair amount of it anyway, but it;ll be good to be taught it.
the pattern was already chosen, whcih i guess saves for dithering over what skirt to make! At least- kind of. we had five to chose from:

initially i went for the bottom left, as it looks as though it would have a nice flow, but i decided on top left as i would learn to do darts.

Then came the fabric.
I loved the print on this skirt worn (and made) by childhood flames so i was looking for something vaguely similar, but EVERY fabric i was drawn to was curtain fabric! Why are there no regular cotton fabrics with a large floral print?! well, at least not at Crawley Cloth Store...
Seeing as it's such an easy patten, i'll no doubt make other skirts from this pattern.
The fabric i did chose is pretty simple:

it's a pretty small print, and not too light a cotton, so i think i might be able to wear it in the autumn as well as the summer. if i wear it. it was only about £5 so if i don't, it was an experience making it!

The title of the blog came from my first expirience of pattern sizing. I came out as a size 16-18.
cue panic attack and not eating for several days. no, i joke (about things that aren't funny.)
everyone came up about three sizes bigger than normal, so i managed to rationalise and NOT go down the panic attack route. which was a plus.
But, it's kinda disheatening to see the size, don't you think?


ho hum.

14 comments:

selinaoolala said...

how did you find out about the course? i'd love to do something similar

susie_bubble said...

Sounds like so much fun.... something I need to find the time and discipline to do myself...

bear said...

sounds so fun!

katie-lilga said...

"no, i joke (about things that aren't funny.)"

hahaha well put! yeah i was looking into similar courses but they're so expensive considering that i know most of the stuff, still i'll probably do one. can't wait to see how your skirt turns out!

Rachie-Pie said...

OOOoo course sound good! and yay cant wait to see the skirt!my sister actually made me one today a floral one too, it super cute check my blog it shuld be the most recent post...and the material was £1! but we had to get a underlayer and got that for £1 too!

Nora said...

Glad to hear you enjoy making your own clothes!

I co-founded with Benedikta von Karaisl, who is a fashion designer, an open source sewing website:

Try www.burdastyle.com to download tons of free patterns and get how tos.

Enjoy!
Nora

yiqin; said...

The print looks wonderful! I cannot wait to see the skirt :)

Ragamala said...

I enjoy that print!

Inspire the Starling said...

Loving your choice of fabric! Bang on trend. Just discovered your blog...from susie bubbles and im loving it. I'm new to blogging and have recently created one (which you should check out ;) - similar-ish to yours) Cheeky I know but I'd love to trade links?! Cx

Miss Woo said...

They might have some nice proper flower print fabrics at Liberty, as I've been searching for some like that too!

Sam said...

i love that print! can't wait to see how it turns out.

Fashion Addict said...

thats so cool that you're learning how to sew! I was thinking about getting lessons too!

rohit said...

nice to read
keep it up
nice all picture

kirsty lee said...

can't wait to see the finished article. i could do with a few sewing lessons myself.

and i wouldn't worry about the sizing - same for everyone.