I ordered a couple of Clothkits in January, and hadn't made time to sew them till this weekend. First, I sewed up the Trellick Tower skirt:
I love it. It's ever so slightly crackers as a skirt, but is really rather fabulous.
Here, thanks to the wonders of Zemanta, is a pic of the actual Trellick tower, in London:
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The second skirt I sewed was their 'Hold Me' skirt, which is an absolutely beautiful design from a papercut by Rob Ryan, an artist whose work I recognise, but never knew, and am now utterly in love with.
The way that the Clothkits work is that they send you a piece of preprinted fabric with all the pattern pieces marked on. You chalk the side lines onto the skirt pieces, cut them out, and use them to cut the lining.
The fabric as it arrives
You then follow the nice clear instructions (as much as I ever follow instructions) and make it up into a skirt.
I'm really pleased with the Hold Me skirt, the colours are gorgeous:
I also carded 5 merino-silk-wensleydale batts in beautiful sea blue-greens, and sewed all the ends into my Treat scarf. All in all a good weekend!