~rediscovered project~

I thought I might sew a skirt, so I rummaged through my rather large stash of fabric and found this viscose georgette with a cute optical print – a piece of unused sampling from quite-a-few years ago!   It is charcoal and denim blue – two of my favourite colours.

However, unfolding the bundle I found a few cut up pieces of mystery fabric screwed up inside…

The poor fabric, squashed up like that for years!  Curious, I pressed the pieces flat, and discovered a completely-forgotten-about dress that I had once cut.  I remember the design now – it was a good one that we made several versions of because it just kept selling out!  It could be a sassy evening dress in black ggt, or a sexy sundress in a colour or print, and my winter version was intended to be worn over a skivvy, because that’s what I like to do.

I will whip it up shortly and show you how it looks in a future post, but for now I intend making a skirt out of the remaining fabric.  It’s going to be relatively simple, with a yoke and a double-layered half circle skirt to the knee, but I thought as I make it up I would do a few tutorials to share some of my tricks and techniques that I have learned in my years as a designer.

So if you want to know more about mitering a double folded hem, accurate cutting and fusing, and facing an invisible zip, among other things – watch out for some posts coming soon!

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