This is such a great pattern, as are all I purchase from
Lily Bird Studio. They are so comprehensive. The pattern was emailed so quickly and has detailed instructions of every step. This pattern actually had 49 pages so I just printed out the pattern pieces and just referenced from the computer. Saved heaps of paper and ink this way :-)
I decided they were quite a dressy style pant and they would look great with a little tie so I made one using this tutorial from See Kate Sew.
I slightly altered the design and made it adjustable using 4 press studs on the back. I actually don't think I followed the directions/pattern properly because my tie was not long enough
to fold over the neck piece as the tutorial explains.
I just folded the top of the tie over the neck piece and stitched it closed and added a piece around the top to give the illusion it had been tied.
Now I just need a special occasion for him to wear them :-)
Well I was so excited to receive my pattern and fabric I ordered with my $25 voucher I won from Shabby Fabrics. I really have not made that much for myself so this time I was thinking about me :-)
I used to wear alot of wrap skirts in years gone by. They are really comfy and quite flattering.
This is what I ended up with.
The pattern is called Urban Girl Wrap. It has the option of having a ruffle all the way around it. I prefer it a little less frilly. I also shortened the pattern by a few inches as I'm not very tall.
I used the Michael Miller fabric Antiquity Quatrefoils. It is not too bold. I nearly had a major disaster though. I was supposed to cut 3 pieces for the tie and silly me only cut 1. I then used ALL of the rest of the fabric to make the bias binding. When I discovered my mistake I called my local Spotlight store to see if they had any.
I ended up cutting the 1 piece I had in half which gave me 2 pieces 1/2 the width I needed. This was enough to get the job done but it was only just wide enough to put in the buttonhole to thread the tie through.
I am still really happy with the result and have worn the skirt a few times already.
I will definately make another one for myself down the track.