Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Finished Delphine!

Its finished! Even after my embarrassing sewing the wrong sides together incident!

And as promised we have some gawky photos! I feel like my awkward side was really on form today!


As I said yesterday I used the very last of my Grandad Robert fabric! Which kind of makes me a little sad but happy at the same time!


I tried my very hardest to stick to the instructions! (apart from with the zip, but I wasn't going to let my lack of an invisible zip and a zipper foot slow me down!)


and I think it turned out okay! well at least I'm pleased with it! sadly I don't have any pictures of the inside but I am SUPER proud of my waistband stitching! I stitched in the ditch for the first time ever and boy I stitched that ditch good!


The only trouble I've really had is styling it! I'm actually wondering if I should hem it again and make it an inch or two shorter! I tired it with a couple of tops, including my Breton stripe cardigan and my lovely sheer blouse! but I just kept looking like a librarian (probably because I never usually wear this style) so in the end I opted for Mr Knitwits white shirt ( he never wears this shirt because it makes him look like he's done a bunk from school! Oh the pains of having a baby face!)



Right so I LOVE this pattern its beautifully written and I love that it only requires a small amount of fabric! I'm not sure if its entirely my style but I have plans to wear it tomorrow for the nursery run so I guess ill just have to see how comfy I feel! I know I want to make at least one more! Mainly because I have an awesome idea for a variation provided I can find the right fabric!

I'm so glad I decided to work through Love at First Stich at a steady pace, I can actually feel myself getting better and more confident in what I'm doing! Which is awesome!

Much Love

Frankie

xxx



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    1. Thank you I'm so chuffed with how it turned out!
      Thanks for reading!
      Frankie
      Xxx

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  2. That looks lovely! I'm also trying to work through Love at First Stitch - so far I've made a headband! The problem I'm going to have is that the patterns need up-sizing for me & I'm not feeling confident to do that at the moment!

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  3. I'm loving it at the moment! Previous dressmaking I've done has been pretty slapdash! So I'm using it to gain experience and control! I think the clemence skirt gets you to make your own pattern? Maybe that would be a nice place to start for gaining confidence!
    Thanks for reading
    Frankie
    Xxx

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  4. Brilliant job on the zip! I really like this skirt - the shape is very flattering and the fabric is gorgeous. I can see this styled with a cropped cardigan or jumper - a la Untangling Knots.

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    1. I was thinking a nice cardigan or jumper! Might have to do a shopping trip most of mine rant fit to be seen
      Thank you for reading
      Frankie
      Xxx

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  5. This is lovely! I agree you could go an inch shorter, but just keep on wearing it for a while. I thought mine was too short (I never wear skirts), but I've worn it to death now and I love it :)

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    1. I think that's what I'm gonna do I've lived with the length for a while but I'm feeling like it needs to be a smidge shorter! And that I need to get some tops to match!
      Thanks for reading
      Frankie
      Xx

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  6. looks a keeper to me. It will go with so many winter things. The key now is to make something that goes with that skirt and then you can build your handmade wardrobe Jo x

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