Ta da! So, I saw the skirt on nikki-shell's site on Saturday of last week, ordered the pattern from the lovely Miss Twiss the following day, it arrived on Friday which I think is pretty good going all the way from Canada to our far flung hillside in Wales. I went fabric shopping immediately and started cutting the moment the children went to bed on Friday night. I finished the hem on Saturday morning and was wearing it on Sunday.
I love the pattern, I really like the quirky bustle and it was so simple to do. I left the ruffle off because I felt it was too much with this particular fabric but the next one (yes, there will definitely be more) will likely be ruffled. Not only was the service very speedy but the pattern is so beautifully hand drawn on good heavy paper making it possible to reuse it over and over again, if anyone is hmmming and haaaing about making this then I urge you to procrastinate no more, just go for it, imagine the pleasure of sewing something wearable in a matter of hours, and I even took the time to press seams and all that.
I have used an Amy Butler fabric this time which I think gives it a lovely summery look but I am already picturing a tweedy hustle for Autumn.
Monday, July 03, 2006
Do you want to watch me hustle?