Lots of sewing rather than knitting lately. I have been told to stop knitting on several occasions. It makes me tired apparently. According to one of the little persons in this household at least.
Anyway, I am currently planning my future (September) and have decided to take sewing a step further. There seems to be a huge gap between Level 1 and 2 in the college of my choice and as I want to skip the first one, I am actually really “studying” my fancy – unopened until now – sewing book to learn new techniques rather than making the zillionst simple little girls skirt…. by making the first simple big girl skirt for myself.
I was thinking since a long time to one day make a better version of my cheap but very comfortable tiered skirt and when I found a pattern / tutorial from the pattydoo-blog in my inbox I went for it. Finally.
Pattydoo is a great young German dressmaker, designer, blog writer, sewing tutorial creator,… and I am sure I will realise many more of her ideas. There is also a pattydoo designer where you can customize her designs before downloading the pattern and she would have just started her own line of fabrics (in cooperation with someone), just beautiful. But the delivery costs from Germany to the UK are still too high for such small orders…. This might sound silly coming from someone who lives a 5min walk from Shepherd’s Bush’s (London) fabric paradise but it really seems that those Germans have better fabrics (not just football)
Anyway, back to my skirt: It was simple and quick to make and it took me almost longer to take the pictures than sewing the skirt. I eventually gave up. That photography class was obviously a waste. Lets hope for a better outcome from the sewing class 🙂