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Omg! Who knew a simple pencil skirt that should take only a couple of hours to make, would be impossible to create. Really it should have been one of the easiest things that I would have made, EVER!

All I had to do was stitch up both sides of the skirt, add the waist band, then the invisible zip; try it on to make sure that I could breath in it and sit down without cutting off circulation to any essential parts of my body. Adjust and fix the mistakes that I was bound to make, because; hello, this is me that we are talking about! And then do the hem and that would have been it.

Sheena Skirt -Coast

It has taken me forever to even start to like floral, so this would have been the first floral item in my entire collection. And this would have been a great look-a-like to the Coast skirt.

But. No. For some reason, both of my sewing machines hate this fabric. It is like they have a mind of their own and just refused to sew a single stitch on this fabric.

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At first I put full blame on the first sewing machine. I’m even ashamed to say that I even told the machine that I would throw it out the window . . . but was secretly thinking ahead of what new sewing machine that I could buy. But before I ran to the not so close John Lewis store, I thought I would try the second sewing machine. That ended up hating the fabric so much it almost chewed it up and basically refused to work. Yes; it basically refused to sew a stitch on this fabric! Making some really weird noises and being seriously rude saying the “E” word to me . . . Error!

I though maybe if I had adjusted the tension on both of the machines. And when I was a lot calmer, after having something with sugar . . . think it was Mr Kiplings . . . yummy and seriously helped to make me feel a better! I tried again . . . but again the machines turned evil on me. Both machines just didn’t want to have anything to do with this fabric.

I just don’t get it, the fabric was a little thick, but not impossible to sew together. I had to admit that this amazing fabric was not going to get made from either of these machines. Maybe if I had one of those industrial one, that sew other any and everything, it might have worked.

So I think that I would have to either make the skirt by hand . . . if you have seen me even do a baste stitch on a bit of fabric, then you know that that will not happen and if I did, then it would not look pretty. Or just try and find a similar printed on a completely different texture and less annoying fabric.

In the mean time; I have to sew something. So after a lovely visit to Creams Café, Yea, I am pretty sure that I have an addiction problem too. And I totally intend on doing nothing about it.

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I spent some time looking in my patterns box and my ridiculously crammed fabric box and found these three, really lovely patterns that I am really struggling to choose which one to sew for my next random sewing project.

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The New Look one is one of my mum’s vintage patterns, it looks amazing in the picture and I have been really looking forward to making this dress, the back looks amazing!

The Vogue one is also a vintage mum pattern, it looks really simple and classic. And would be perfect for this September/ October summer the UK is having at the moment.

Or there is the Butterick Retro pattern that I have made before in black and white, but have been really looking forward to making it again. So I really can’t choose. And I am currently thinking of making them out of one of these fabric, but I might change my mind.

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The Make For Less Challenge will have to wait for a week or two . . . or if I’m feeling really creative, I might make all three. So maybe it can wait for a month.

 

Picture source; Coast-stores.com