Dominic and his wife have already spent a year not buying any new clothes, and so they are already well experienced! (have asked for some tips).
|White Stuff skirt I like for inspiration|
I want to set my goals for the week. And thought I’d be brave and post them here! Basically to have them written somewhere that wasn't just a random piece of paper that I’m bound to ‘tidy away’ i.e lose.
We’re having a ‘pre-Christmas’ family get together the second weekend of December – so that’s now become my target date to make my skirt!! eek – that’s a month away so surely I must be able to make it by then! I really want it to be ‘nice’ so taking my time a bit in finding a pattern and looking at ideas. Oh and knowing what ‘actually’ suits me. I’d hate to spend lots of time making it only to discover that a ‘puffball’ skirt just isn't the right look for me...!
So have decided it’s going to be an A-line (I already have a Monsoon skirt that’s this kind of style and I like that so that’s a good start!) and I’d love to have some kind of pattern/design on it – but am not sure yet how I’ll do that.
I really like this skirt from White Stuff – so that’s inspired me. And it was such a beautiful day today I did pop-out for a short walk and was looking for inspiration from the trees and plants/seed heads I saw. And do I add that after I've made up the skirt so it’s lined up correctly or do I do it after cutting out and before joining up?
Am trying not to be too ambitious, but do want to make something I’m actually going to ‘like’ wearing!!
- Take own measurements and adjust dressmakers mannequin (going to need help with this!)
- Is the pink wool fabric I have actually enough to make a skirt? It measures 93 cm wide x 138 cm Length – I *think* so but not really sure?
- Choose a pattern I like
- Work out what else I’ll need – might need a zip, I have some blk lining (will that be ok?) and tread already that’s pretty much the right colour.
- Decide on what kind of design I'll add
- Cut out the fabric!!
What are your goals for the week? Let me know! x