Category: Sewing

My attempts to sew my own clothes. Here I discuss my progress, and any barriers I’ve had to overcome, as well as my thoughts on the learning process.

Pig Skirt

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front view of michelle modelling the pig skirt

I’ve just completed my first attempt at a rectangle skirt. For my first attempt at a rectangle skirt, I returned to Angela Clayton’s YouTube channel and watched her rectangle skirt tutorial. It looked like it would give me the same silhouette as a circle skirt does but without the complicated hemming involved. Angela recommended the […]

Wallace & Gromit Skirt

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front view of michelle modelling the wallace & gromit skirt with her hands in the pockets

I’ve just finished another circle skirt made from an old duvet cover of mine. The duvet cover was not as old as the last one, but still had a copyright year of 1989 so it’s no spring chicken. I used the same pattern from my previous skirt but had to do some tinkering to get […]

Tom & Jerry Skirt

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full front view of michelle modelling the tom & jerry skirt

I have just completed the creation of a circle skirt using a duvet cover from my childhood and I’m really pleased with the results! Though I knew it was old, interestingly, the label gave a copyright year of 1986! I was intending to use the skirt pattern from the galaxy dress but I remembered that […]

The Galaxy Dress

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front view of michelle modelling the galaxy dress with her hands in the pockets

I have completed my first ever dress and it even survived its first meeting with a washing machine! I used McCall’s Lined Flared Dress pattern design A. The fabric is Kanvas Studio – Galaxy Sky. As it was my first project, I’m not entirely happy with it, but I have learned a lot and it’s […]