I know it doesn’t quite feel like it’ll soon be spring when there is still snow on the ground and it’s been a bit of a trek getting into work each day, but the new season is coming and I’m so excited for it.
I just love this time of year. There’s still a freshness in the air and the daffodils are beginning to bloom (albeit later with all the snow). So what better way to celebrate the changing seasons than by planning my spring makes?
This DIY isn’t my usual style, I have to admit, but sometimes stretching ourselves to make something out of our comfort zones is what sewing is all about, am I right?
For this make, I used a pattern from Prima magazine from last year (and available here if you want to buy it). I’d had it cut out for quite a while and finally got round to making it a few weeks ago when I was briefly reunited with my sewing machine. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and it’s so warm too. A win all round!
Here’s a make I made way back in the summer that I just plain forgot about. But, with spring fast approaching, I thought it was a good idea to get this one back out.
I spoke about my love for all things mustard here, but I’d actually made this one by then and put it away in the colder months.
It’s the Prima skirt pattern I love so much, made with a thinner waistband (because who needs a thick waistband?), in leftover fabric from a Cleo pinafore I made my Mum earlier last year.
I just love the versatility of this pattern. I’ve used the pattern many times now and each time it looks like a different skirt.
The fabric is a stretch cotton denim from Ebay, also used here and here, but in a different colour way. I love its bright hue and it kind of reminds me of daffodils and spring and all those lovely things.
What do you think? Do you ever use magazine sewing patterns? I’d love to know.
I’ve had a good year sewing wise. Despite most of the time not having access to a sewing machine (it’s back home in Wales), I’ve actually managed to make quite a bit. I quite like the idea of a sewing round-up to remind myself of what I’ve made in the past year if nothing else. So here’s what I accomplished in 2017.