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Saturday, 29 August 2009

Into the Unknown!

Right, here we go then - when i was at the quilt festival i saw this lovely pattern and in a mad moment thought, i can do that!

I've never made a skirt before! Anyway i popped down to the local fabric shop - why is it that when i get in there i'm so mesmerized by all the lovely fabric it takes me ages to choose, when before i get in the door i know exactly what i'm looking for! I eventually chose this

the pic does not do the colours justice. So i cut the fabric out yesterday - i forgot to say that its also a lined skirt, with zip, which i have also never done before! Today, somewhen, i'm hoping to make a start on the sewing. So if you should suddenly hear loud screams of frustration, that will be me!

I have an alternative plan though. I bought this at the show also

and this

sorry about c..p pic! So if the skirt is not going well, i can plan another quilt!

Or, plan c, i can practice sewing freehand - when seeing Janet Clare at the festival do this
in a matter of seconds, i thought i'd give it a go - needless to say its nowhere near as easy as it looks, for me anyway!

However, for the moment it looks like this outside

- blue skies, not a cloud to be seen!so am off to do the horses before it rains!

Hope you all have a lovely long weekend.



Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Good luck with the skirt - I'm sure it will work out fine! Lucy xxx

P.S. just seen my word verification - "raktrag". Hope it's not a premonition - makes me think of "wrecked rag"!!!!!

Gina said...

Lots of lovely sewing projects to keep you busy. Looking forward to seeing the skirt!

trashalou said...

Haven't heard any screaming yet ;-)

jennyflower said...

Wow, it certainly look like you picked up loads of inspiration at th show, looking forward to hearing how you get on with the skirt..good luck! xx

Pomona said...

I am sure that you will be fine with the skirt - the fabric looks lovely.

Pomona x

Jo in TAS said...

I'm sure you'll whip the skirt up in not time! You bought some lovely fabrics to and I love Janet Clare's work, I must have a go myself sometime!

Joy said...

I'm absolutely c**p at making clothes of any sort, so my hat's off to you for even giving it a go - good for you :o). Looking forward to seeing you in it, I bet it will be gorgeous :o)!!
How cute are those little stitched sheep ... Janet Clare is one clever lady!!
Joy :o)

dottycookie said...

Yay, you can make the skirt, I'm sure you can!

Lovely fabrics, and what I wouldn't give to be able to free machine like that!