Putting the Tilly and the Buttons Love At First Stitch book on my Christmas list a few years ago must have been one of the best things I’ve done, sewing wise. It’s from this book that my favourite skirt pattern, the Delphine, is taken and I’ve used it again and again.
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.
I’ve just enjoyed a lovely long week back at home and in the company of my sewing machine once again, which has been bliss, I can tell you.
I didn’t intend this Liberty fabric I bought just before Christmas to become a hack of the By Hand London Flora pattern, or indeed a top at all. But, after making (and failing badly at) a pleated skirt using the fabric, I decided I had enough fabric left to eke out a top from it. And I’m glad I did.
I recently spent a few days back at home, in the comfort of the countryside and near to my sewing machine and, as ever, was looking for a quick make for a Sunday afternoon. And I had just the thing, an untested skirt pattern that I knew I had to give a go.