June’s challenge; Making a skirt (part 1)
Well as you all know last month’s challenge was blogging every day in May (#BEDM)….so I thought this month I would do another challenge !! I like the idea of a new challenge each month helps me keep motivated and will give me something positive to work towards !! Anyhoo as the title suggests this month’s challenge will be making a skirt ,it was suggested to me by the wonderful Lace Lapin.
Like the #BEDM challenge I start this with very little experience !! I didn’t even own a sewing machine !!
First thing I did was to find a pattern; …. due to my complete lack of knowledge I literally picked the simplest one !! If I enjoy this process and it turns out O.K., then next time I will strive to be more adventurous !! I got the pattern from http://AllFreesewing.com they have a variety of sewing ideas and patterns .
Next up sourcing a machine ; My brilliant mother-in-law has a machine that she was happy to let me use . As this was a skill I thought I may re-visiting , and as I saw the miniature machine for such a bargain price from John Lewis (£30.00 after 30% off!!) I just took the plunge and bought one . Not really a plunge given the price !!!, but if I enjoy this sewing challenge I can always upgrade my machine in the future 🙂
Picking the fabric ; At the weekend I visited our local market and found my fabric ….a gorgeous little ditsy print with some nice summery colours !!
Hopefully by the end of the week I would have made a start on it …I’ll keep you posted !! Do you have any self set challenges this month? ..let me know in the comments below !!