It’s the day after the day before, and I’m still thinking about the awful events in Manchester. Sewing yesterday was the last thing on my mind, and today I had to force myself to sew a simple belt for my jumpsuit. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I’m on a bit of a daisy and gingham vibe. Well I was until 2 days ago. Daisies are one of my favourite flowers, and happens to symbolise innocence and youth. I, like many school children, had a gingham dress which my mum made for me. I adored that dress – not a lot of people can say they liked their school uniform, but I did, because Mummy made it. It was a lovely shade of yellow and reminded me of sunshine.
So surrounded by gingham fabric and masses of daisy trim upon hearing the absolute horror about Manchester – well it didn’t seem right somehow to sew something so symbolic.
Today, I was lucky enough to attend the Culture Cloud, Benefit Cosmetics brow make up demo, hosted by Lulu Guinness at their Covent Garden in central London. It was fun and informative session, where the audience learned how to properly apply brow makeup, and were introduced to the Benefits make-up range.
We are also given the opportunity to browse the new Lulu Guinness Spring/Summer Collection, here’s a highlight video –
For the event I wore my “Round Things” skirt, together with a striped top and a “Marcie” bag from Lulu Guinness. Unfortunately, the predicted 20 degree weather turned out to be a mini monsoon in reality. So as I write this, I’m loading up with hot cups of tea and any fruit which contains high levels of vitamin C. To think it’s June in a couple of weeks!
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Refashion Project – The Daisy Duchess Dress
A quick note about how I completed the Clothkits Big Birdie skirt –
- I added a lining to the skirt, the fabric came from a stall in Walthamstow market. It is 100% viscose, polka dot, for £2.50 per meter.
- To add a little length, I finished the hem with bias binding.
- I will add hanger tapes, made from the measuring tape ribbon provided.
I finished all the cut edges with an overlock stitch. This not completely necessary, but there is plenty of sewing thread provided should you wish to do the same.
Below is a short video featuring the skirt, enjoy!
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Today, I wore for the first time my new Big Birdie skirt, which I renamed the Birdie Skirt. Yes it is May, and corduroy season is well and truly over, but it has ben so cold recent. So instead of saving the skirt for Autumn, I gave it a test run. I must say I really like it, it very comfortable, and thanks to my bias binding hem, it’s not too short. I will be looking out for more designs from Clothkits.
Here’s a review of the skirt I made: review.
The video below is also an update on the lining I added to the kit –
Me Made Wear – The Birdie Skirt