My first ever blog, how exciting! It's taken a good think for my blog name and first blog content!
I spent, oh, a good 5 minutes thinking out loud on a piece of paper!
I finally finished my Megan Neilson Kelly Skirt. It took me awhile due to button gate... I'm only a little sewer and still learning, the button size suggested by Megan were 5/8". Being afraid of maths, button size measurements were a new thing to me. So I Googled it. How wrong did I get it...
The button on the left is the first attempt I had flown over from Australia for $10 from a company called Buttonskullery via Etsy. Gorgeous buttons but the size of dinner plates! The ones on the right I sourced from my local market.
I love the Kelly Skirt pattern, it has a really simple instruction book. The most difficult part were the buttonholes. It was my first ever attempt at them. Once I'd figured out how to use my machine on that setting, I was away. Thankfully corduroy is a very forgiving fabric as I must have unpicked at least 10 buttonholes! ( I know what you're thinking -muslin! So am I post sewing!) My machine was not feeding through the fabric and would jam, I guess due to the bulk.
The wonky waist band is driving me nuts (learning point for next time) This is my inspiration posted by http://tybalt-king-of-cats.blogspot.co.uk nice to read I wasn't the only one struggling with buttonholes!
Working with corduroy created a very fluffy machine! I clean mine with this. How do you clean yours?
Well I hope you had a very nice Christmas, I certainly did and will be working on something from this bad boy for my next blog entry!