What's Lisa been sewing this week?

A weekend trip to my sister’s in Bristol with a sewing machine in tow resulted in three new jumper skirts being created. We spent our Saturday at Westonbirt Arboretum being inspired by all the beautiful colours of the Japanese maples.

On Sunday, armed with pots of tea, we decided to make some autumnal skirts made from our Dad’s old jumpers……

First we chopped off the neckline and arms to leave a tube of fabric. We then tried the tube on and pin an extra width away along one side. We then stitched along this pin line, with a straight stitch with a long stitch length and then did a zig zag stitcg right next to it. Then we cut the excess off.

Next we took some wide elastic and stitched it along the top (cut edge) off the skirt, stretching the elastic as we went. We did a row of zig zag along the top and bottom edge of the elastic.

And voila! Three skirts were born. And they are so cosy!


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