There weren't many things on my wish list for 2012 , mastering victory rolls and another great 1940s hairdo was on there along with being able to swingdance properly.
But the main goal on my list was to be able to sew my own clothes!!
Luckily on the same day I was trawling the internet for courses, a flyer came through from my local school offereing a dressmaking for
It was my first my first week last Thursday and I loved it, theres a good mix of people young and old, old hands(that are self taught) and others new to it all. We were offered a pattern to sew in class, but I didn't like it! I was really after something a little more vintage inspired....
Unfortunately vintage patterns are on the small size for me, so I was hoping to find retro inspired patterns instead. I found loads I loved, but set with instructions to buy a skirt pattern with a zip and to bring it to class next week, that discounted quite a few.
In the end I've bought this pattern....
Not retro at all, but simple! I've bought material to make E (top right) but I'll be adding straps and turning it into a suspender skirt which should be perfect for swing class! I'll also be able to reuse the pattern to make some 40s style pencil skirts!
I've already bought 2 more 40s patterns off eBay!!!!
How about you? Can you sew? I know lots of you that read this do, so, any advice for a beginner? What patterns are good?