This week I’ve started a few new sewing projects. I’m supposed to be finishing my unfinished sewing, but as usual I’ve started something new! I decided I wanted a few new skirts and drafted up a pattern for a simple vintage style gathered skirt which I can make in lots of different fabrics. I also paid a little visit to Fabric Land today to get some new fabric to make them from.
I did a trial run, using a vintage duvet cover I got at a car boot sale, as I always like to try a new pattern before using special fabric. I have absolutely loads of this one. I’m really happy with the style although my sizing was terrible so this will need a little work before I can wear it.
I wanted to create something quite 40’s looking so this gathered skirt is perfect. I also wanted some gingham as I’ve seen so many beautiful clothes from the era in gingham prints. They are also the easiest fabrics to sew because the pattern has so many straight lines.
I picked up these four fabrics which are all quite different so I can’t wait to see what they all look like as skirts. I especially love the watermelons! I might do a tutorial for the skirt next week once I’ve perfected it. I’ll update you soon with my progress.
What do you think of my skirt and new fabrics? Do you have any sewing projects lined up?