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Skirt Workshop

July 19, 2013

Well done to all the Sewing Bees who made skirts on this workshop. We had some technical problems as various people’s machines played up in their own quirky ways. We managed to get them all sorted and even the overlocker was behaving. Here are a few examples.

Hannah's beautifully made Retro floral.

Hannah’s beautifully made Retro floral.

This fabulous Retro floral was made by Hannah and has since been seen on her holiday in Norfolk and shopping around Market Harborough! Perfect for this amazing heat-wave. Immaculately made, Hannah should be proud of the quality of her finished skirt and hopefully will feel confident to use the pattern she took away to make another one.

Another retro feel with a sophisticated contrast at the bottom edge.

Another retro feel with a sophisticated contrast at the bottom edge.

This lovely number, made by Kate, who with a small amount of pattern cutting adapted the original pattern and added a contrasting band along the bottom edge. She also used contrasting red elements in the top stitching and a funky yellow zip. We decided it would work well in summer with a vest top and sandals but equally well with boots and tights in winter. Despite having never made  a garment before and using a charming but elderly sewing machine, Kate’s skirt turned out beautifully. Great design details, lovely finish and really versatile. Win Win!

Images of the Skater skirts to follow. Rebecca and Gaby made these but have since whisked them away on holiday before I could photograph them. They have promised to provide images of them wearing them.

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