I finally have something new to show you which I sewed! The past few months have been quite testing, I don’t want to go into any details – but the result of this is that I have not posted as often here as I may normally do. I always keep up to date with collaborations and work commitments, but the personal blogging bits and bobs (things I have sewn etc) have fallen to the bottom of the priority list. I’m sure many bloggers go through this, and as we all lead busy lives, sometimes something has to give.
Also – I haven’t really had that many things to show you / tell you all about anyway! With everything that has been going on, so far this year I have only made the grand total of: 1 jersey top which I blogged about here; and this skirt I am about to tell you all about.
With the sun actually out and shining lately, it has made me feel more optimistic about the future, and put a bit of a ‘spring in my step’. On this note, it got me thinking about novelty prints and spring patterns, when I remembered that I had this gorgeous fabric in my stash. I purchased it a few years ago from a fabric shop which has sadly since closed down. Looking at the print, it definitely screams 1950s to me, and I thought it would make a really cute border-print style skirt.
The print is actually bouquets of flowers tied with ribbons, so cute!
As I wanted the print to not be distorted too much, I decided a circle skirt pattern was out. Instead, I went for a simple gathered waistline, so the skirt has volume without the dreaded ‘there is a gust of wind and there goes my skirt over my head’ scenario. It was really quick and simple to make, indeed I have made a few skirts using this method.
I think the peach and coral of the flowers is such a fresh colour combination, and it goes perfectly with my vintage mac (which I also love because of the unusual colour. Not many shops/designers seem to dabble in peaches or corals nowadays I find.)
A note about these pictures: For various reasons, I decided to attempt to take these MYSELF OUT IN PUBLIC. Arrrrgh. So, I got myself ready, put the finishing touches to my lipstick, ensured I was wearing my earrings (as sometimes I forget). And then – I just sort of loitered in the hallway of my house psyching myself-up to actually go outside and take the darn pictures. I used a tripod and the self-timer on my camera – yes, I know about the wireless shutter remotes, I just have yet to actually buy one. So after picking a suitable spot, I then put the self-timer on, ran into position, waited for the ‘click’, then repeated over and over. And over.
Did I feel incredibly stupid and vain? Yes. But – I did something that scared me, and hey, I survived! Admittedly, it is easier and more enjoyable when someone else can take the pictures, but sometimes you need to rely on yourself. And well, the pictures did actually come out kind of ok.
So there we have it! In future, I am definitely going to buy a wireless shutter remote as I think that will help to make me feel less awkward. Does anyone else ever feel painfully awkward taking pictures in public? How about taking your own pictures? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories!
Until next time dears!