Sheesh, I’m not doing too well at getting my posts up on time, am I!? I can say though – I made three things (well, two and a half, really…) from sewing books during November. So yes, I did complete the challenge!
And here’s the first one to share with you.
This is from the Home Sewn book, which was published by the New Zealand Fashion Museum. It’s a short history of New Zealand fashion, and also contains several patterns from current New Zealand designers. It’s a bit of a hit-or-miss collection, to be honest – while I really like several of the designers who have contributed to the book, a lot of their patterns seem to be the most basic ones they could come up with. (Seriously – there are two patterns just for tshirts. And one of those is from WORLD, who are probably our most avant-guarde designers.)
There are some cute patterns though, and my favourite is from an indie pattern label based here in New Zealand – Papercut. Katie from Papercut contributed her Miss Chalmers skirt pattern to the book. It’s a pattern I’ve been meaning to make for ages, so naturally I had to make it for the ‘sewing book’ challenge. 😉
It’s a super easy pattern to make up, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s already had a lot of use, and I have plans to make another (or two, or three….)
Good for both winter and summer as well (or, if you live in Wellington, good for any day of the week. Hah.)
There are some more details over on my blog about construction etc.