Monday, 31 May 2010
Mama Lovelygrey's Cleverest Makes
In my opinion, these skirts represent her cleverest make. A few years back I bought an ankle length skirt from White Stuff which, with its wide sash had a Japanese flavour to it. But although I liked the style it was made out of a techno fabric containing metal and it was a right royal pain in the buttock area to iron.
Mama Lovelygrey took the original skirt apart and made a pattern from it. She then made a few subtle alterations to the style that I had requested. Side splits became a small back vent, she lengthened the sash and added pockets. The finished products are easier to care for than the original version and are more comfy to wear. In effect, the stripy version was nearly free as it was made out of a huge remnant from another one of her makes. So although I had viewed my originally purchase as a complete waste of money, it redeemed itself to a degree by becoming the most expensive dressmaking pattern ever!