Saturday, 23 February 2013

Pattern Review - Simplicity 2258

Finally… I finished the skirt that has been many months in the making!
Some time ago, I took a Tessuti's Sew Inn class where I began to make two projects. One, a New Look missus top, which I wrote about previously and you can find it here, and two, a Simplicity 2258 misses skirt, which I barely started. So using the same Amy Butler cotton fabric, I finally finished the skirt just in time before summer ends.

The pattern was defiantly easier than the last, and with my beginner sewing skills, it came together without too many problems. Although I could have made it a little smaller, it still fits quite perfect in a loose way. I'm always a little scared of making things too small so I tend to make the larger size.

The pockets and ties took me a while to nut out, it took numerous readings and re-readings of the instructions. It has an elastic waist which turns out, is just too easy, although a little daggy, the ties do well to cover it up. I also modified the length and made it shorter to suit my height.

I'm so glad I finally found the time to finish this skirt. I absolutely love that it has pockets, and I think it's really cute!

Now to move onto a harder pattern...

Friday, 8 February 2013

Be my valentine

With Valentine's Day less than a week away, why not give your loved one a gentle nudge by sending them a wish list.

I want to share with you with my collection of favourite Valentine's delights, and you can buy it all from Down that Little Lane! I would have to say I adore the Kendall leather satchel bag by Paper Windmill, mainly because red is one of my favourite colours and it's just so cute!

If this doesn't take your fancy, there are fifteen other gorgeous Valentines Day themed gifts to choose from…

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