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

Party pant and party playsuit

Friday night “Summer theme” party was the perfect excuse to be out in our bright African print “Party Pant” and newly created “Party Playsuit”. Check out the original “Party Pant” at introducing-the-party-pant And check out me Etsy shop where I have some “Party Pant” for sale www.etsy.com/shop/naomikay      

Green “Party Pant” for sale

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

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   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.   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 … Continue reading

“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. 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. Using blue curtain fabric,  purchased cheaply from a North London charity shop as the base of the apron (strong thick cotton fabric) mixed … Continue reading

Saturday morning “Party Pant”

Last weekend an early morning alarm startled me awake, and briefly I thought it was another weekday morning …. Luckily it wasn’t; however I was now completed awake at 6:30am on Saturday morning … 6:30am !! What to do ……how about make some bright “Party Pant” for my boyfriend to wear to Wireless Festival in Hyde park later on Saturday. Amending a size 8 elastic waist trousers pattern (bought for £1 from Ebay) I fashioned some African wax print cotton trousers suitable for my b/f. I added 2 front pockets and also adjused the front to be fitted with 2 … Continue reading

Cute little skirt

I used the following website as a tutorial for this “Milk Maid” skirt. http://crafterhours.blogspot.com/2009/11/milkmaid-skirt-tutorial.html The use of bias binding on the pockets and around the hem is fantastic – as well as being contrasting in colour, it was easy to apply. I did try and make my own bias binding; however is was rather difficult and so much easier to buy !! The tutorial was easy to follow, and I feel confident that I could make another one of these skirts in about 2 hours. I really love this skirt – it’s very comfortable, the pockets are a good size … Continue reading