Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A simple skirt and a couple of sneak peeks

I've been rather neglectful of this blog in the past few weeks; first we were away in Devon for a very welcome summer holiday and then Andrew and I had the luxury of a weekend trip sans kids to the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In spite of the stacks of suitcases that have been living in my sewing nook for the past few weeks, I have managed to do a bit of sewing, so here's a little update.

I made this skirt for El using the fabulous simple skirt tutorial by Dana over at MADE. You can probably tell her love of yellow has made a lasting impression on me! I love this beautiful print, too, Song Birds in Bright, by Alexander Henry, sadly now out of stock at my usual online fabric store.

Next up I thought I'd show you a couple of sneak peaks into projects I'm working on and that I hope to share tutorials for in the near future.

Child's jester costume:
 - made from upcycled t-shirts, featuring a (kind of) authentic medieval hood!

DSLR pouch: 
- I'm not a fan of the black neoprene cases that seem to be the only choice for protecting your camera when it's in another bag, but my poor Canon EOS was desperate for a bit of padding. So I thought I'd have a go at making my own padded pouch. This is a photo of my first prototype made from oilcloth and bias tape. Hopefully with mark II I'll have a free pattern to share!


Krista S. said...

Love the pouch, very creative!!! And the birds on your skirt are too cute :)

cookieandclaire said...

Love skirts. We are potty training and dresses and skirts make life much easier!
New to following your blog and look forward to all the things you will share.
Stop by if you have a chance!

The4Rs said...

Love skirts and bags! Please post a link to this on my Reap What You Sew linky, it closes in a few hours, otherwise post by next Sunday, I would be honored!
San at

Anne said...

@The4Rs Thanks, I missed your linky party, will made sure I stop by next week.

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