Thursday, 23 July 2015

Scout, Delphine and a Clemence

Hello lovely peeps, how are you today?

Unfortunately I have been laid up in bed with some sort of virus since the weekend - yuk. Definitely no pictures of me in any clothes of late as I don't want to scare the internet!

I am back at work today and being very productive by writing this blog post...

Grainline Scout Tee





I muslined this before hand cut a size 16 with a substantial FBA and all seemed well. I then cut this all kinds of wrong. Notice the extra stripe down the middle? Had to add that as I didn't cut the centre on the fold. This basically means the front is huge (strangely not over the bust though which makes me think I need an even bigger FBA - this doesn't bother me as the dart isn't massive on me yet), the neckline doesn't lay straight and I can tell straight away that this is due to the extra slice of fabric in the middle so not worried about that. I did wear this though and had to take it off as was really uncomfortable around my back/shoulder blades. It didn't feel tight until I sat at my laptop to work for the day and I felt really restricted. Don't worry Scout, I am not giving up on you, I think i am going to keep persevering with this pattern as I know I would wear the hell out of it if I can get it right!

Delphine Skirt No 2


Apologies for the worst picture ever...

So I made the mistake of making this in the viscose I bought thinking it maybe be flowy - its not, its frumpy. It came together as easy as the first really but the hem is really heavy with double folding. I may unpick this and have a go with my invisable hem foot for practise as unfortunately I don't think I will be wearing this skirt. Just not for me.

Clemence Skirt


Again a bad pic but my phone did not want to take a clear picture whatsoever of this skirt. This is the Clemence Skirt from Tilly and the Buttons 'Love at First Stitch' book. What as easy make!!! Again this should be in a thicker material but I was desperate to wear something summery 2 weekends ago for beer garden drinks...I knocked this up in 2.5 hours! WIN! This is no where near as gathered as intended but I squeezed it out of a a metre of fabric and a non concealed zip I had in my stash. Covered in SPF 50 and my very white legs on show I was bouncing out of the house in my new handmade *squeel* skirt to show off to friends and as I got out of the door the zip completely bust ...


Yup I nearly cried. Hopefulyl my crying face is no where near as ugly as poor Dawsons but I was still upset!

So Clemence had to be removed and is currently awaiting some unpicking and a new zip putting in.

Sorry to post a bunch of fails on here but I wanted this blog to show my sewing journey so here it is in all its (non) glory!

I managed to get a Miette skirt (yet another Tilly and the Buttons pattern!) cut yesterday, hopefully will get some time to sew it up over the weekend.

What is on your cutting table?

Thanks making it through this long post!

6 comments:

  1. don't worry, it's all part of the learning process! i don't wear any of my early makes, but thanks to them i know how to sew really wearable garments now! i'm about to cut out a chambray pinafore dress...excited! good luck with your miette, can't wait to see it 😊

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    1. I know, I am happy it is in cheap material though! I love your arielle yesterday! not something I could wear but it looked really good! :) how are you finding your summer holidays?

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    2. sorry, i've only just seen your reply! thank you :) i really love the buttons on the arielle, i'm thinking of making a plain black one as a wardrobe staple soon. my holidays are good but LONG, i'm actually looking forward to starting back at uni and seeing all my friends again. it's been nice to have time at home though :)

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  2. Really love the print on your clemence skirt- did you fix the zip? I've got a denim hollyburn skirt where I decided not to hem using a double fold - I finished the edge of the fabric and then just turned it up once and topstitched. I found this reduced the bulk at the hem, maybe this would work for your delphine skirt? Keep going though - I've got several makes that I don't wear anymore or never got very far because of fitting issues. xx

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    1. sorry for the late reply! I have not fixed it yet, but I will do asap as I love the print too. I have actually seen the print in George Asda! I may unpick the bottom and try this - thank you!

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  3. Really love the print on your clemence skirt- did you fix the zip? I've got a denim hollyburn skirt where I decided not to hem using a double fold - I finished the edge of the fabric and then just turned it up once and topstitched. I found this reduced the bulk at the hem, maybe this would work for your delphine skirt? Keep going though - I've got several makes that I don't wear anymore or never got very far because of fitting issues. xx

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