Despite not posting much recently, I have been busy with sewing in little bits of snatched time. Did you read Tilly's recent post about sewing in fifteen minute segments. I feverishly commented that this was my sewing existence with Rocket Girl on the scene. Here's what those fifteen minutes have been adding up to. I am making some bibs for RG and some for my friend's son's Christmas present.
I have almost finished my winter skirt. Just the lining left to hem now. My proposed autumn sewing plans were cast aside when I bought a length of floral cordory in the charity shop. At £2.50 I had to buy it. After much consideration of skirt patterns, looking at some Ottobre ones, I went back to the tried and trusted Sew U skirt from the first Built by Wendy book and used her slant patch pockets to make two front pockets. The Built by Wendy knits book has come in for a lot of new attention recently in the sewing blogosphere but I am going to put in some love for the first Sew U book which has trouser, shirt/blouse and skirt blocks and such very, very useful pocket pattern pieces. Those pocket pieces enable me to create my own skirts with details I like. Plus sewing in short bursts means I cannot really try out new patterns - that just seems too scary.
Polka dot lined pocket
I had enough cordory to make Little I a skirt. It is a bit more exciting than mine, featuring ruching, lace trim, ric rac, oversized shiny buttons and a polka dot underskirt. Can you bear the dotty, shiny, ruch-y (is that a word?) excitement? Oh, to be five years old. It is nearly finished and deserves a post of its own.