As I had a run of mistakes last week, I think as much as anything because I was tired, I decided to keep it simple this week and have a success :).
I was also determined not to let two lengths of material leftover from an earlier project be added to the stash. some fabrics are of the moment and these pieces are in that category. I used my TNT elastic waist pattern, Kwik Sew 3765, as I knew I would get a quick, simple, successful sewing exercise completed.
So, a few hours and then two smart skirts for casual wear. The first is in a teal stripe:
Well, there is not much to say on this blog post - a quick simple sew, and two new skirts that will work for errands or dressed up with a jacket.
Over the last two years I have been working on a wardrobe of casual basics as I really didn't have much in the way of casual clothes. I had shabby remains of working clothes, but really, they don't make you feel good when you wear them. My new casual wardrobe is designed for a more relaxed lifestyle that is the norm in the regional town were I live, but is smart enough for my classic tendencies.
I have one more gap in my casual skirt wardrobe, and that is a little chambray skirt. Next week I plan to make Simplicity 2258, with a slight variation of back split instead of side splits. I'll be making a knee length skirt.
*****I had a gorgeous lucky find this week - a beautiful wool flannel in a local Op Shop (thrift store). It is a lovely pink /grey colouring - it is more pink, and is just the right shade to suit me. I checked it and it had no moth holes and didn't even smell musty, so it came home with me:
I was quite thrilled to find this - isn't it a lovely feeling when you unexpectedly happen upon a great fabric at a really nice price in an unexpected place?
I hope I can spread the luck around and wish you all the best with your sewing and fabric finds :)