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Skirt inspiration

May 25, 2017

It’s so wonderfully and uncomfortably hot at the moment in London and I seem to be craving all kinds of new clothes for my daily commute. Usually, in this weather, it is bare legs and midi skirts that I look to and this time it’s no different.

If you saw my recent post on May sewing plans you’ll know I had some of the below in mind. If not, go and take a look!

I ventured to Walthamstow market last weekend and of course I couldn’t leave empty handed. I bought this wonderful viscose fabric with dainty flowers on from the man outside Sainsbury’s.

And She Made skirt inspiration

I know I want a big, flowing skirt from this fabric but I’m not quite sure if it’s going to be a circle skirt or a gathered number. What do you think? I’m thinking of going back this weekend for some more so I can make my second option as well, a 90s slip dress like the below:

And She Made skirt inspiration

Secondly, I know I do want a gathered skirt in some form or other. I saw some lovely olive green viscose from the same stall and, although I didn’t buy that one, a fabric like that would lend itself well to a gathered skirt, potentially with big pockets on the front and buttons down the front, like this one. Swoon!

And She Made skirt inspiration

Lastly, I picked up some incredibly cheap pale denim fabric from Cloth House yesterday and know this one is destined to be a denim skirt. It’s not very much fabric but maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to squeeze a skirt from it.

And She Made skirt inspiration

What skirts have you got planned for this summer?

 

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May sewing plans

May 1, 2017
And She Made May sewing plans

It’s the first of May, which means that it’s nearer to the summer. And that means we can start planning what we want to make for the warmer months.

I’ve been inspired loads lately and just want to make a huge amount of summery dresses, strappy tops and lovely skirts, so here’s my rundown of what I’m planning on making soon.

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Named Clothing’s new Playground collection is out now

March 2, 2017
Named Clothing Playground collection

Hot on the heels of the recent preview, Named have released their new sewing pattern collection online.

The Playground collection is inspired by the practicality and simplicity of children’s clothing but, better still, this collection is just for adults! Modern yet elegant and both simple and playful, the sewing patterns all look incredible and I can’t wait to make these up!

The collection includes dresses, tops, culottes, a wraparound playsuit, a denim jacket and even a pair of dungarees! Let’s take a look at some of the pieces.

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Five of the best dungaree sewing patterns

February 24, 2017
Five of the best dungaree sewing patterns

It seems like everyone in the sewing community has made a Cleo and it’s fair to assume that Tilly has cornered the market with the dungaree dress. However, there are other pinafore and dungaree dress patterns out there and I thought I’d let you in on which ones are available if you don’t quite fancy making the Cleo.

Disclaimer: Cleo is also included in this round-up as it is a great pattern!

Turia dungarees

Pauline Alice Turia dungarees

Possibly the most instagrammed dungaree pattern, the Turia, by Pauline Alice, is a close second to the Cleo in my opinion but comes with the option of both shorts and trousers, so it’s a win win situation. These dungarees have been around slightly longer than the Cleo and I’m itching to make myself a floral pair for the summer. If you’re thinking the same, just look at this bright version by Cocowawa Crafts as well as this Turia hack!

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