Hello My Pretties!
I know I’ve been pretty absent of late so sorry about that. As you can see, however, I sure have returned with a bang. I bought this crazy wax print fabric from a great shop on Goldhawk Road (this is near Westfield). They have tonnes of gaudy stuff like this, for anybody else with taste as loco as mine. I bought about a metre and a half for £7.50.
I decided to use it to make a co-ord set because co-ords are sooo useful, especially when you have a loud fabric. You can wear both items when you’re feeling sassy, and just put the skirt on with a black roll neck on a more demure day. You make a simple top and skirt, and end up basically getting a dress for free. The skirt I made here uses the same method as my Creepy Kitty Skirt, so below I’ve just got the instructions for the cool 60’s style top, complete with a little collar, and a super cute button back (check out the turquoise button below). I was pretty inspired by this set from Mango, which totals at £65.98. I find midis really difficult to pull off though, so have gone for something shorter and more streamlined.
I hope y’all will have a crack at this, and as always, I love to hear from you when you have a go so keep in touch!
This skirt right here is one of those super easy and simple shapes that you can bang out in any sort of fabric you like. I don’t like cats at all but I thought it would be real funny to have a cat skirt, so I bought this fabric off Ebay and spent less than two hours making up this garm.
Some people can be intimidated by doing darts, so I’ve made a quick video on how anybody can make them easily- no tape measure needed!
I took pictures today at the lovely Tate Britain if you were wondering about the photos.
Please have a go at this one. If you find a fun fabric you can end up making something really cute and unique for minimal effort. Tell me how it goes!
So this project is ultra easy and ultra affordable. I’ve made a simple wrap skirt for the cost of £2.99 when in shops they’re £30 or more.
It’s made of two rectangles of fabric and doesn’t have any fastenings or anything to worry about. You can use any non-stretch fabric that takes your fancy. I like viscosey fabrics because they handle nicely, don’t crease too much, come in lots of patterns, and are widely available at fabric shops and market stalls. I got mine from a market stall in Tooting, but you’ll be able to find similar stuff anywhere.
I’ve recommended a pattern that uses your hip width of fabric plus 30cm, which gives a decent overlap but a considerable split up the side. If you want to be more covered up, feel free to use more fabric.
This is a perfect first-timer’s project. Please have a go and let me know how you get on. Good luck!