Green Marie Skirt with Pockets

The Burdastyle website is perfect for browsing projects for inspiration and also for downloading free patterns. For this skirt I used the Marie Skirt  pattern (downloaded from Burda Style) and made some minor adjustments. Improvements: The front of the I have added 2 pockets using some pocket patterns I have drafted for a previous skirt  (as posted on my blog) On the back of the skirt I reduced the size ofd the pleats and lengthened the sewing to ensure the back wasn’t too puffy! I have also lined the skirt so I will be perfect to wear with black opaque tights during … Continue reading

Market skirt upgrade – the finished product

This project started with a skirt I bought from Wimbledon “car boot” markets for 1 pound. In essence I have made 2 skirts in the process to get to the final finished product. I’m a little annoyed with all the extra hours spent unpicking the stitching, only to sew it again and unpick it again!! I initially wanted to have a waistband that also showed the top part of the pleats; however this made the skirt look very bulky and added a few inches to the look of my waist – not a good look. So I armed myself with my … Continue reading

Wear Made By Nomes daily mission

I have been thinking recently how nice it would be to wear at least 1 item of “Made By Nomes” clothing every single day. Looking through my cupboard I can see a few “Made By Nomes” summer dresses – not really appropriate for London autumnal weather … but there are 2 winter skirts and 2 tops which would work well the chilly weather … So that covers at least 4 days. My mission for the month of November is to create one nice brooch, a belt and also few key garments which I can mix and match with shop bought … Continue reading