Blissful afternoon sewing…

Taking advantage of a well earned day off, I have spent a blissful afternoon with Esmeralda.

She has been so forgiving of my stopping and starting, huffing and puffing.

Finally after a few false starts..let me present.. vintage skirts for my grand daughters…

 I have followed  the you tube video with just a few alterations e.g seams were made using a mock French seam.

The material used was Cath Kidston Rosali from the IKEA Wednesbury store.

First attempt at sewing

For my birthday, I became the proud owner of a Singer Tradition sewing machine. I have named her Esmeralda and I am sure we are going to become firm friends. Over the past few weeks I have battled with bobbins and puckered fabric. Finally I have completed my first project..’The 20 minute skirt’.


I am so proud. My inspiration came from the craft and inspiration blog Ruffles & Stuff… back to my crochet!