I am still learning the names for different fabrics, like the different varieties of cottons; but I used a thick cotton which has almost a wool like texture to the outside. I was at a flea market recently where there was a chap selling vintage fabrics, he let me fill a suitcase full for £5! Believe me it was very hard to squeeze the lid shut when I was done. A lot of the fabric is jersey materials which I know you are supposed to avoid as a beginner, any suggestions for simple jersey makes to get me started?
I am particularly pleased with the neat row of top-stitching at the bottom. It doesn't stand out from far away either which I was worried it would do.
I went on a short sewing course with one of my sisters, we learnt basic skills like invisible zips so I was pleased to put this skill to use. You can tell that I'm a beginner by the fact that I'm proud of putting in a zip!
There had to be a mistake in there somewhere, didn't there?! As you can see, where I overlocked one of the side seams some of the stitching can be seen on the outside. I didn't notice it until the first time I wore it out. I think I must have cut the seam allowance to short and then the overlocker must have gone over some of the stitching. Does anyone know if that's right? Next time I will be more careful with how small I cut the seam allowances!
Has anyone else had a go of making the Delphine Skirt? How did you get on?