Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sew... What's Next?

Thank you for all your supportive words re FL.  There is nothing to be done until Friday's appointment except try to jolly him along.  Dexy day today : (
Onwards, onwards...

One of the most Frequently Asked Questions at the Crafters' Ceilidh was "What are you sewing now? Or what's next?"
I wasn't very good at answering on the day.  I am "between jobs"!
But having purchased two entirely unplanned lengths of fabric, I am now overflowing with inspiration!

70cm of purple cotton velvet MUST be enough for a pair of shorts!

I plan to use the downloadable Scalloped Shorts pattern from Pattern Runway at Etsy.

I haven't seen too many (any?) of these around the UK blogs, perhaps because the designer is Australia-based?  But in these days of internetty connections, there is no reason why we shouldn't sew designs from the other side of the world!

I like their simple sharp shape.  I might omit the back pockets to avoid velvet traumas with those bindings...



And my other surprise purchase, the red and green crinkled plaid?  Ah well, it is destined for a Vivienne-Westwood-esque asymmetric skirt (spelled it correctly this time!) by Martha Mcquade.  I know I had the Stitch magazine that this came from but I can't find it.  Perhaps I purged it in a fit of spring-cleaning?  But not to worry - there is an online sew-along and the pattern can be downloaded free from the Sew Daily - woo hoo!
I was inspired by The Material Girl's version here.
I don't have the instructions (having lost the magazine) but I reckon I can work out what to do.
NOT printing the pattern out double-sided would be a good start!

22 comments:

Kestrel said...

Ooh, having seen the fabric you intend to use for the skirt, I think it could look very lovely indeed!

Donna said...

I have to check this out - so cute!

Sarahel said...

Really great skirt pattern.

Lucy said...

Gorgeous pattern! Alas it doesn't seem to be free any more :-(

Clare said...

You are stealing my thoughts! I just saw those scallop shorts only last night. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Christine Laennec said...

Those projects will both be fab, I confidently predict. I think Sigrid (analog me) made a very similar skirt last year, although I'm not sure if it was her own pattern or not. Good luck with Dexy Day. x

Karie B said...

Thanks for reminding me about Stitch Magazine! I meant to make that skirt and completely forgot about it.

House of Pinheiro said...

oh FREE pattern.. I should go and have a look..

Roobeedoo said...

The shorts have to be paid for but the skirt pattern is free :)

sophie said...

this skirt is also one of my future projects! if you need the instructions, I have the digital edition

Madelaine said...

I just finished the tulip skirt from the same issue, and was eyeing the asymmetrical button-up for next. I can send you the directions from the print edition if you need.

Flossie said...

Those shorts look perfect for me. And thank you SO MUCH for posting this skirt, the pattern is beautiful! I'm a beginner so no idea when I'll be capable of making it for myself but it's absolutely gorgeous. Something for me to aspire to!

Flossie said...

Oh goodness, I meant to say the shorts look perfect for YOU, not me. Definitely not for me!

Roobeedoo said...

heeheehee - Flossie, I think YOU need a pair of shorts too! ;)

Sølvi said...

These are some great plans, I love both patterns, very cool and unique looking. Happy sewing! :-)

Alessa said...

Both patterns are really cute! Happy Stitching!

Scruffybadger said...

Double swoon!!! I might have to scrap my current thinking and follow along. Wrap skirt and plaid- win!!

Lucy said...

Roo - can you post a direct link, please? I can only find the skirt on sale for $6.00... or do you need a magazine subscriber number?

Roobeedoo said...

Direct link to download skirt pattern:

http://www.sewdaily.com/media/p/1395.aspx

Sarah P said...

I have to delurk to thank you for reminding me of this pattern! I'd forgotten I'd got this issue of Stitch. It's the only copy I've ever been able to find, and I found it in a little cafe/newsagents in Kinlochewe, near Gairloch. It's always made me think that there's a very discerning craft community up there. Good luck with the sewing!

Tracy - The Material Girl said...

Oh my goodness, thanks for the mention here - although I can't quite believe I could inspire you - it's definitely the other way around!

I still have the instructions for the asymmetric skirt so if anybody wants them, let me know and I'll be happy to email them to you. I'm at tracy@themeterialgirl.co.uk

feresaknit said...

Can't wait to see the skirt - looks amazing.