I feel a bit guilty that I haven't been making many clothes recently, but yesterday I finally got down to a spot of dressmaking!
This skirt was made from the amazing 'Swan Lake' fabric by Michael Miller which I bought at my friend Sarah's lovely sewing shop in Leicester - Crafty Sew &So. I bought it before Christmas but have only just got around to using it because of all of the other sewing projects I've been doing! Sarah had a sample of a children's skirt made out of it, and as soon as I saw it I knew I would have to have one too!
It is super easy fabric to make a skirt from because both selvedges have the pattern printed on, so all you have to do is cut it in half, sew the to halves together at the side seams and add a waistband! I gathered the front part of mine before attaching it to the waistband, but elasticated the back section (for food-baby days) which also meant I didn't have to bother with zips! The only thing I would change if I did it again is to add some pockets (I was obviously being a bit lazy yesterday!).
I feel like a princess whilst wearing it which is very nice and spins round in a nice way when I turn (especially with one of my 50's style petticoat underneath!).
Kim is a textile artist based in Portsmouth. She studied Illustration at Kingston University before becoming a textiles teacher. She combines the two disciplines to create retro inspired fabric artworks and playful images of pop culture.