Hi all, thanks for all the support after my first Monthly Stitch post last week. It was lovely to read your comments! This month I’ve sewn a few projects which are incidentally double related. This is the second and last I’ll post (I think?!).
Earlier this month I visited the North Melbourne Market. Apparently one little old lady had won the sewing competition: “she who dies with the most fabric wins” and her family were selling her enormous and beautiful fabric stash at the Market. There were boxes and boxes and boxes. I bought this great floral piece: a pink, yellow and mauve cotton/poly blend (about 5m). It cost me a few dollars! I immediately wanted to whip something up and overnight I had a ‘vision’ of a high waisted full gathered and pocketed skirt. I made it using a ‘self-drafted’ (ha!) waist band and the Emery dress skirt and pocket pieces. Obviously you could just cut a couple of rectangles for the skirt. It came together in just a couple of hours from cutting to hemming and I absolutely love it!
For more details and pics of the skirt check out my blog post.
Over at my blog I write a monthly series called “Sew Cheap”. At the start of the year I posted tips on sewing on the cheap and linked to a whole lot of freely available patterns which I love. I challenged myself to make up and review one new-to-me free pattern each month. For this months Sew Cheap Free Pattern make and review I chose the Peppermint Wrap and Roll Dress. I didn’t have time to muslin the dress so I decided to make it up from the 4 ms of left over pink floral. Hence the double!
I sewed a size 12 and it fit perfectly. I used bias and miss-matching buttons from my stash which were both picked up at op shops. All up, this dress cost me no more than $5 and I now have another fantastic dress and go -to pattern. For a full pattern review check out my blog post . You might also like to check out my other Monthly Sew Cheap Makes. I’m super pleased with my two makes from this cheap as chips fabric purchase. It’s also great news that its all used up rather than being stashed away in my fabric cupboard.
Ok, see you next month for some knit sewing. Incidentally, I also challenged myself to make some knit basic as past of my Me-Made-May’14 challenge.