Wrapping up for Easter!
Pattern Review: New Look 6456
This pattern was inspired by the #makeyourstash challenge! The aim is to promote sustainable sewing by using fabric that has been in your stash for at least 6 months and is an item that you will enjoy wearing! I have had this lovely piece of cotton in my stash for around 3 years and this challenge finally made me put it to use as a wrap skirt.
I decided to go with New Look 6456 which has also been in my stash for a number of years. I think it cost around $8 CAN at the time and I bought 2 yards. It is quite a light cotton so I lined it with some polyester lining from my stash.
Despite having sewed a number of wrap dresses this was my first wrap skirt. I cut the knee length skirt and a size 14. I sewed it up straight out of the envelope. This is a super simple skirt and would suit a beginner and be a great way to try out sewing a buttonhole.
When I first finished this skirt I was slightly unsure about the style and thought that I would have preferred a skirt that was more pencil shaped and less flared. However, I wore this out on Easter Monday (despite the pouring rain) with some tights and boots and I completely changed my mind.
I would definitely make this skirt again as it really lets the fabric shine. My only change would be to increase the width of the front skirt pieces. They are fine as they are, but when sitting down I would prefer a bit more coverage.
I am so pleased that this fabric has been used up from my huge stash and is now a pretty skirt! The bad weather wasn't great for being outdoors, but it was great for sewing. I cut out a skirt and sewed up a decent amount of a shirt dress both from my #2018MakeNine list.
You can see my Pattern Review here.
Alongside sewing I saw a couple of exhibitions including the Ocean Liners: Speed and Style at the Victoria & Albert museum. It was a fab exhibit and worth catching if you are in London any time soon! Here is a photo that my partner snapped:
Anyone else taking part in the #makeyourstash challenge?