I was inspired as I am sure many people were by the first episode of "The Great British Sewing Bee" - a programme that hopes to do for sewing what "The Great British Bake Off" did for home baking. In this episode the contestants were challenged with making an A Line skirt and being a fan of skirts in the Summer I decided it was time to re-acquaint myself with dressmaking.
A while ago some fabric in a shop caught my eye. It was a retro design in greens, whites and turquoises in a funky curvy geometric pattern. I loved it but realised that it didn't fit in with the usual Hope & Gloria designs but could make a fun skirt for the Summer just for me. Armed with two metres and my pattern ordered from ebay I set to work.
Apart from a minor hiccup with cutting out and needing to dash back to the shop for another metre of fabric it was fab to make and I am delighted with the results. I am sure that a professional dressmaker casting a critical eye over my project may find a few faults and I am sure that the seams could be straighter in places but this is just down to practice. Speaking of which I have more fabric on order to make another. All I need now is some sunny weather and some fake tan on my legs and it's ready to wear!