Not being able to knit due to wrist/hand RSI left a crafty vacuum in my life and was the final push I needed to finally learn how to sew. So here we are – my first proper sewing project! It’s the Linda skirt from Burdastyle, basically a straightforward circle skirt. It’s the first time I ever paid for a Burdastyle pattern (Dave has previously made me the Marie skirt and the Danielle dress which were both free), but totally worth the $2.50.
For fabric I used curtain fabric I got cheap (£2.50) at the charity shop. Circle skirts use that much fabric, I didn’t want to spend money buying new stuff in case I stuffed it up. The total cost for this was less than £5, I just got the zip and some thread.
The sewing worked out fine, though I can’t say the instructions were very good. There was no detail at all and if I hadn’t had a reasonably experienced sewist there to help me, I’m not sure it would have gone so smoothly! I did get the waistband a bit wrong. The size I cut initially turned out too small (I was between sizes and based on previous experience I went for the smaller one, which was a mistake), so I went up two sizes to be safe, and then didn’t get the overlapping bit quite overlappy enough. So the skirt is a bit too big and sits on the hips rather than the waist as it should. But it’s still very nice, don’t you think?
I’m hoping to make another one soon, but my next project is a variation on the danielle (without sleeves). I’ve already got the fabric – more curtains!
I took lots of pictures of stuff in the garden (which is getting mightily overgrown) while I was out photographing this, which is why I’ve decided to put the writing after two photos, so if you don’t want to scroll through too many detail pictures, you can just leave now. Though they are lovely pictures!
*skirt – me made * yellow tee – zara * orange top – charity shop * brooch – me made * shoes – el naturalista * bag – the leather store on etsy *