The first theme is a pattern remix of Katy from No Big Dill's A Very Biased Skirt tutorial. Even though now I have an adorable daughter to sew for now, there's still a big gap in sewing for boys so I wanted to focus on Vince as much as possible this season for the sewalong.
How do I remix a skirt with ruffled layers of bias strips?
The first thing that came to my head STUCK. Strips of fabric could be like a mummy, and I had heaps of cream cotton to work with. At first I was going to have it as a collared, button-up shirt. I was worried he'd look too much like a fancy pirate...
Then one night as I lay in bed fretting I decided to do a mummy wraps hoodie. Perfect timing, because my Mummy leggings from Black Milk arrived while I was working on this.
|Cos I'm a mummy... geddit?|
I love how it turned out but it didn't have that WOW factor to it. It was cute and pretty but I wasn't pushing myself as far as I could. I really want to get out of my comfort zone with this sewalong!
The most difficult part of this was cutting what felt like 100m of bias strips.
And then I didn't have enough for the top of the second sleeve so I had to cut some more!
Honestly I didn't know how it would turn out. I did the hood first and wasn't 100% impressed with it, but once I did the body and could see how it was looking I was feeling more confident so by the time the sleeves were done I was sold.
I love it.
|Walk like an Egyptian|
I did take photos so I can write a semi-tutorial for this :)
|The sleeve came up to my elbow but it made me laugh that it fit. It looks like I have a broken arm.|
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