First up, let me just say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to comment on my blog! Its very much appreciated :)
I'm not sure if I've blogged about Lorelai yet. She's my sewing machine :D Yes, I finally got one! She's a Brother X-5, and was on sale from Argos. I've been playing around, making a few bags, some Very Hungry Caterpillar bunting (blog post on that to come, I promise!)... Primarily I wanted a sewing machine so I could make my own clothes. Its so difficult to find little skirts and dresses in black (I still have my Gothic fancies, even if I don't wear all the velvet/lace/leather and make up anymore).
And I also want to learn to repair or re-purpose my clothes. I hate wasting things. Sure I'll happily take them to the charity shop if they don't fit or suit me anymore, but if theres something I could do to make them better... I'd rather do that.
Enter my very favourite skirt from Per Una:
So I've had this skirt a fair few years now. Its slightly too big on the waist, but thats fine because I like to wear it low on my hips (much more comfy for the fibro!). However, that meant the last part of the fabric rubbed against the floor, I tripped over it... and it was pretty much in tatters. I stopped wearing it.
Now I'm much more into shorter skirts and little dresses... and I had a dream that I could make this skirt into a short skirt.
And look! I did!
Now I just need to work out what to do with the rest of the skirt... Any ideas?
xxx Elle xxx