blogger, seamstress, hooker (I'm talking crochet thank-you very much!), collector, restorer of old stuff, and all round good egg
* I have no idea where the lazy comes in!
wrote a post (or two!) extolling the virtues of the McCalls 3341 skirt pattern. Daisy described McCalls 3341 as the perfect project for the beginner sewer.
Even though I didn't actually believe her at the time, it turned out
a, that she was right, and
b, there were loads of stitchers with 'L' plates on out there in blogland, who were itching to give 3341 a go.
So lovely Daize bowed to the pressure of her adoring fans and decided to host a Sew-Along. And she did it with aplomb. From cutting to sewing (and everything in between!) Daisy taught us how to sew a totally wearable A-line skirt.
See, here I am wearing mine
(it used to be a vintage bark cloth curtain)
It even has a...zip!
If you have ever wanted to run something up, Daisy's sew-along is the perfect place to start. I highly recommend it. I have tried other sewing tutorials and the only thing I ended up with at the end of them was a pounding headache. After sewing along with Daisy, I not only made a skirt (with my own bare hands!) but I also learnt a heap of new skills.
Did I mention I inserted a zip?!
Here is the link to Part One which tells you everything you need to know to begin.
As far as sewing goes, I always thought I was a bit of a klutz. I blamed it on being left-handed (let's face it, in a nutshell I'm what you'd call...unco) Now I know I can do it. All I needed was someone (Daisy) to start at the beginning and explain things simply to get me started and give me confidence.
I'll always be grateful to you for this Daize, you're a great teacher. Thank-you x
Since I 'conquered' 3341, I am so excited about sewing - I'm imagining my wardrobe bursting with home-made clothes! I have even made a dress! (and it's ALL down to Daisy's sew-along)
Here it is
Simplicity 3833, a reissue of an original 1960's pattern. Vintage 1970's fabric.
Notice it has:
the mother of all zips!
note: this morning when I ponced about in front of the camera it struck me (again!) how much I hate having my photo taken. How I survived Frocktober last year I'll never know! Here's a dodgy looking 'full frontal'
Just remember (and I keep telling myself this) it's not about me, it's all about the frock ;)
Thanks for reading x