Wednesday, 19 January 2011

New Look 6004 finished!

Woohoo my first skirt made "from scratch" and my first time at using a pattern! I worked at it all day Sunday and just finished the hem this morning so I would estimate it took about 8-10 hours including cutting out the pattern, not bad. The pattern was really easy to follow and only had to unpick once (purely due to me being thick and not measuring the seam allowance properly) but there were no real problems.

All pinned and ready to unleash the sewing machine

Woohoo finished!

So with my skirt project done, I finally got around to taking my sewing stuff upstairs and sorting out my "sewing area" more specifically the desk in the corner of my room. Its small but I'm quite pleased with it (and my mam will be thrilled I've moved from the dining room table.)

So now onto my next project... I mentioned my new goal, to make a dress I can wear at my neighbors 40th birthday party. More info on that coming soon.


  1. Hi Hayley,

    Well done on your first pattern make, the world is your oyster now - looking forward to seeing this dress!


  2. Wooo! congrats on your first pattern project! And your sewing space is looking good - it makes such a difference to productivity, as I've found in the last few days.

  3. Well done you, officially on your way now!

  4. Thanks for the great comments, I'm amazed I've managed a skirt already, I was terrible at sewing at school! I guess it's not as difficult to pick up as I thought, I can make the dress now :D
    Hayley x