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.

green skirt madebynomes
green skirt madebynomes

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!

marie skirt with side zipper and pockets
marie skirt with side zipper and pockets

I have also lined the skirt so I will be perfect to wear with black opaque tights during the winter months

green marie skirt with pockets
green marie skirt with pockets

 

 

 

Green “Party Pant” for sale

I have just completed my second pair of “Party Pant” for my Esty shop !

green yellow pink party pant
green yellow pink African print "party pant"

This unique pair of casual unisex trousers, referred to as “Party Pant” have been made out African wax print cotton fabric with pink and yellow geometric shapes on a green background.

Made with an elastic waist and drawstring, 2 front pockets and French seams throughout for additional strength.  The fabric has been pre-washed to prevent shrinkage and colour run.

pocket drawstring green pink yellow pant
pocket and drawstring

These are for perfect festivals, lounging around the house and everywhere in between !

Size – M

Price – GBP 15 plus postage. 1 currently available (unless a made to size order is placed)
measurements
waist (unstretched): 71cm (28inches)
waist (stretched):  102cm (40inches)
top of waist to hem: 107cm (42inches)
width of pant at hem: 55cm (21.5inches)

I would like to hear your comments either via my blog or my Esty page. http://www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay Thanks

 

Orange “Party Pant” for sale

I have completed my first pair of “Party Pant” which will be for sale in my Esty shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay

 

orange and black swirls party pant. Size S

This pair of casual unisex trousers, referred to as “Party Pant” have been made out African wax print cotton fabric with orange and black swirls on a white background.

Made with an elastic waist and drawstring, 2 front pockets and French seams throughout for additional strength.  The fabric has been pre-washed to prevent shrinkage and colour run.

 

pocket orange party pant
pocket, waistband and drawstring

These “Party Pant” are designed to sit on either the waist or hips and are for perfect festivals, lounging around the house and everywhere in between !

Size – Small

Purchase for  £15.00 plus postage, 1 currently available  (unless a made to size order is placed)

measurements

waist (unstretched): 66cm (26inches)

waist (stretched):  86cm (34inches)

top of waist to hem: 104cm  (41inches)

“Party Pant” for Etsy

This week I have been working on 2 pairs of “party pant” to sell in my shop on the Etsy website. The trousers are not yet finished, but here are some photos of the fabric I’m using and some steps in the construction.

orange african print swirl stitching
Stitching the side seam
green pink african print pockets
double stitching the pocket
sewing machine and party pant
my sewing machine and 2 party pant fabrics

Be sure to take a look at my shop on Etsy  http://www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay

Sewing with Selina

Selina popped around to my place 2 Sundays ago for a sew and take home workshop. She had in mind to design and make a fitted apron with big pockets which she could use during her up coming summer festival activities.

After an initial lunch break (food is very important before starting a project!) then some serious research, design ideas, some umming and arring and help for a top website http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crafty_tool_belt our afternoon make and take home session got under-way.

stitching pockets onto tool belt apron
Selina stitching pockets onto tool belt apron

Using blue curtain fabric,  purchased cheaply from a North London charity shop as the base of the apron (strong thick cotton fabric) mixed with a piece of wild geometric print cotton our aprons began to take shape.

At least half an hour  was spent contemplating on the perfect size for the front pockets, a couple of cups of coffee later we opted not to follow the suggested 3 front pockets, and created 4 instead.

pinning waistband onto tool belt apron
pinning waistband onto tool belt apron

Sewing and designing is quite a energy draining activity, so we did need to break for a delicious BBQ dinner. Following our dinner break our final pinning and stitching began. The hardest part was making the tie/waistband – we didn’t follow the website instructions for this – choosing to do it our on way!

The finished product - tool belt apron
The finished product

The finished products are fab – and fit for purpose.
Selina will be using both of these at her festivals when she is running Boutique Babysitting