With a high waist and a roomy skirt it was ideal for my podgy little post C-section tum. But did I have enough material? After a lot of unpicking, rewashing to reduce the visibility of the original stitching and careful ironing I laid it all out.
I had to reduce the length of the skirt by a couple of inches and I had to (ssh!) disregard all the golden rules about grainlines. I also had to sew two pieces together to accommodate the waistband. But I had enough – just!
Joanne of Stitch & Witter
Joanne, thankyou so so much for agreeing to take part. We’ve missed your wit and general loveliness on the blogging circuit and I know for a fact there will be very many readers pleased to see your lovely mug back on t’internet! I’m more than a little honoured that you chose this series to break your “hiatus”!
I LOVE the fit and shape of this pattern! Just LOOK what you can squeeze out of a pair of pillowcases peops! I think these cost me about 50p each from my local charity shop. The linens section of a charity shop/thrift store is a fantastic source of plentiful and affordable fabric. They’re usually natural fibres like cotton and in the case of curtains, can come in some rad patterns and colourways. As Joanne so aptly puts it, “refashioning can cover any sort of improvements, from just a bit of embroidery or new buttons, to changing the function and look of the item in its entirety”.
What is not to LOVE?!