Well, what started out as a nice weekend weather-wise, has descended into torrential rain,oh well, at least I got some photos taken before it did!
My mum was up visiting, so we used my gran’s back garden as a studio…
Firstly, mum in her dress (looking somewhat less startled)
And then me in the new skirt. Forgive the photo, the top is actually much longer, but I hoiked it up to get a better shot of the skirt – alas, it all came out a bit bumfled and gave me another spare tyre round my middle!
So I had another go with Diana tonight (as really, the world is not ready to see me topless, no, not ever!)
This skirt was the bane of my life over the last week. It’s from Burda 7437, but the pattern wasn’t exactly what I was after. It was the closest I could get from browsing the pattern books in Mandors though, so i figured I could make alterations as I went. Firstly the HUGE pockets on the pattern front went out the window, and I designed much smaller ones. The only thing was, there’s a kind of half dart thing on the front of the skirt which comes out under the pocket. I managed to twist those flipping darts on both pockets before I got it right – argh! There were also no pockets on the back, so I just threw them in. To make it more like a denim skirt (which was the style I was after), I double topstitched all the seams and the pockets, which added to the timrframe somewhat! The pleat at the back also added quite a lot of extra fabric for no logical reason, but never mind… I think now I’ve seen how to do the zip at the front, I’ll have a go at drafting one from scratch for the burgundy cord I’ve got, although that can wait a few weeks until I’m feeling stronger lol
I grabbed another shot of the Blossom bag before mum adopted it – so much nicer when it’s not against yellow walls!
Finally, I got the border for my Across The Sea QAL done, and a photo taken. This was a rather risky venture as it’s my gran’s birthday pressie and I was sewing it in her kitchen and took this photo on her washing line. She was a tad grumpy that I was hiding things from her, so I may be paying for this for a while! (Excuse the dark bit at the top, the line was a bit grubby, no matter how many times it was wiped, so we stuck her pressing pad under the 3 main pegs to protect the top)
Now I’m off to quilt my last mug rug, and cut out the blocks for the back of this quilt :o)
I’m linking this up to Stitched In Colour’s Celebrate Colour both wearables and quilts :o)
You're becoming quite the seamstress. Your mum looks good in the dress and the bag is much nicer looking in natural lighting. The quilt top looks really good too. I'd look terrible in that style skirt and wouldn't even be tempted to sew one not that I wear that many skirts anymore. I just gave my daughter three of my best dressy ones to wear to work. Her job requires her to dress up and mine I can do in my pjs. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs
I love the colours in the ATS quilt top – lovely and warm!
Wow! Look at that bag! It's lovely – the fabric really carries it well. Your skirt, too, is great. I'm totally impressed 🙂
That is one of the nicest ATS quilts I have seen and that bag is fab.
you have been busy. I love that bag! the skirt and you ATS quilt are really lovely. Love the fabrics in the quilt. and your mum is quite cute in her dress.
Oh you`ve been so busy!! Nice to put a face to a name. All looking fab, and love your ATS quilt top!
I love the bag, but I told you that even when it was "yellowfied". It is much easier to see how lovely it is in the natural light. Look at all the wonderfulness that sewing is bringing into your sweet life. How cool. Oma Linda
Your Mum is precious.
You are a very productive sewer. The bag looks much nicer in the latest photo.
hi Katy, you did a great job for your mom, fits her very well for the ease and allowances, encore for another piece for her autumn time.
and feel a bit guilty, should did something for mom too ^^"
Well, you've been quite industrious! Thanks for joining in on the Celebrate Color fun.
Thanks all :o)
Just finished a cross quilt myself. That one looks lovely, gran will love it.