This week in the UK a sewing competition has started on the TV called the Sewingbee and it has made me get my machine out (as well as the fact that I have made enough space in the office to plug in the machine and leave it out for a few days at a time)
The first thing I did was to take to one of Bloke's shirts with a pair of scissors! He put this La Coste shirt in the recycling bag and I thought it should be down to me to recycle it and have some fun along the way.
The cotton is brilliant quality, it was the cuffs and the collar that had worn through. I like using gingham because you can use the lines as a bit of a guide to keep things straight. (ish!)
Hooray! a little cotton skirt. Big Sis chose the ricrac today at the market and it looks lovely on her.
See? there always seems to be obligatory leggings in this house! but they look OK with this skirt while the weather is still a bit chilly. Now, you can't make one of these for one of your girls, you have to make two...
Little M had one made out of my old pyjama trouser legs. That worked pretty well too. So I am slowly feeling my way back into the sewing machine. I am sure many people will be inspired to sew after seeing the Sewingbee, I know I have been and I have no complaints about that round here!
What are you making today? Jo xx