tartan playsuit that I could make myself a circle skirt.
By Hand London circle skirt app (the BHL ladies are my other girl crush). I will make many more of these super flattering, lovely swooshy and amazingly quick to sew up skirts. If you have never made one I don't know what you are waiting for. I even hand stitched the hem on this one (this part wasn't quick) but the project still only took one evening. I love tartan, I love circle skirts and I love Jenna- Louise Coleman. It's been good to get that off my chest. Whew. Zoe x
Holly jumpsuit form By Hand London. You may have noticed that I am huge fan of these ladies (not quite a stalker but not a million miles off). The patterns come in the most adorable packaging. They're DEFINITELY worth the extra pennies over some pdf patterns out there for this gorgeous design.
It fits just right around my bottom. Comfortable but not too baggy. Perfect.
By Hand London were claiming it is their most versatile pattern yet and I think they are 100% right. I am really looking forward to a few pattern hacks with it, and I will certainly be making a jumpsuit version (you know with the trouser length legs) at some point. I know the tartan is a more Autumn/Winter style but I thought it would be too much in full length. Ironically I plan to make a floral full length one for Spring/Summer.
My biggest concern came when I stitched the shorts to the bodice and tried it on. It looked like I had made myself some pyjamas. I decided to take a couple of inches off the short length and then tried it on with tights and it looked much better. At least I don't think it looks like I am about to catch some z's any more. What do you think?
To prove the BHL ladies right I am planning another 'ways to wear it' post about this playsuit to share with you soon. Better stop jumping around now and start some real work. Ciao. Zoe x
The weather around here has taken a sharp turn towards Autumn this week. Lot's of rain and a sudden temperature drop have made me think about all the snuggly clothes I need to start sewing for the season. When the sun shines it is beautiful and warm still so I can wear my summer clothes for a little longer but soon it will be all about the comfy knits, the thick tights and the warm autumn colours.
Above is very small selection of some of the fabrics I am dreaming about at the moment. Clockwise from top left: Tartan Flannel, Knit and Purl Jersey in Red, Black Gingham, Yellow Tweed and White Cats in a Row Cotton. Have you found anything inspiring to sew from? Let me know in the comments what you're dreaming of right now. Zoe x