I ventured to Goldhawk Road after doing a little research on places to buy fabric and my gosh, was there a lot to choose from -a little over whelming as a newbie I have to say. Learning about the different types of fabrics (or gaining some kind of idea about what the hell I am sewing with) is something I intend on doing very soon... well...it is definitely on my to do list anyway.
I bought this lovely green floral material for £3.50 a metre and some more calico to practise hand embroidery on.
I really love this floral print, it caught my eye as soon as I went in the shop. It is 100% cotton - I'm not sure if this is the most suitable material to be using but the print is so nice, I had to get it.
The skirt is longer and definitely has neater edges, I also found putting the elastic on much easier now I know what I am doing. I seemed to be much quicker in making it too and I can say that I am feeling more comfortable with my sewing machine - in terms of it is been shouted at less.
After wearing it to work for the first time I have already had a few people asking where I got it from. Nothing makes me prouder then saying 'I made it myself'.
This sewing stuff is alright.