Hi guys and happy monday!! It’s been a hot minute on here and I could mention some reasons why I’ve been away but life happens, I seriously do apologize. Hope you had a great start in the new year. Praying 2018 has great things and opportunities.

Onto today’s piece. I purchased this fabric sometime back and decided to make this duster using Butterick pattern. What I love about this pattern is, its an easy and quick sew. I added darts but went for a loose fitting so I can layer when its chilly. Took quite a lot of pictures but it was windy and I wasn’t pleased with how most of them turned out.

Xx Lekeleli

Hallo ladies!  Hope you are all doing well. I had some time off work, decided to spend some time in Germany with family and also had a catch up with friends and former colleagues. Back to work in London and its freezing, can’t believe we are almost approaching the festive season (yay). Today I am sharing this New look 6446( view C) which is actually is jumpsuit but I left out the bodice, instead was tempted to make these wide leg pants. I loved that the pattern is an easy sew. I will definitely be making the other views in the spring.

 

Issa cold and windy day

 

Have a blessed week. x

Happy tuesday guys! Its getting chilly and gloomy in london, however let’s not pull out our black and grey pieces just yet. I am one to wear bright colors even in winter, hey, why not. When I started making this skirt, it was going to be a basic mini skirt but ending up adding a peplum to the hem. Love that it’s a good addition to my church wardrobe. If you are interested in seeing how I achieved this skirt, check previous post. Hope you are all doing well.

Stay blessed, xo

Hi guys! Hope you are all doing well. Apologies I haven’t been able to shoot and post outfits on here, as London has been rainy and grey, hopefully will that done over the weekend. Today Iam sharing how to draft a skirt pattern. This is basically the foundation, from this you can branch out to make different designs.

You will need:

-Fabric

-Scissors

-Chalk or fabric marker

-Tape measure

-Pins  or washers

-Matching Zip and thread

-Zip foot

-Ruler

-Fusible interfacing

And of course your sewing machine and steam iron.

Note: I am working in inches

Measurements: Waist and hip measurement + waist to hip, hip to hem

Always fold your fabric right sides facing and draft on the wrong side of the fabric.

Front part:

Fold fabric in half, smoothening any wrinkles to ensure the fabric is flat. Mark a straight line 1 inch along the fabric as shown in the picture, this is your waist line. From the waist line, insert your hip measurement and mark a straight line along as shown. Determine your desired length of skirt and mark a straight line as well.

So waist measurement is the smallest part of your waist, to make it easy bend your upper body to the side at the point where the waist curves in is  your line. The figure you get, divide that by 4 + 1″

E.g  34/4=8.5+2. 1″ is for seam allowance, 1″ is for the dart.

Mark the waist figure from the fold.

With your tape measure at the hip line, measure the fullest part around the hips. The figure you get divide by 4 + 1″ seam allowance. Join waist to hip to hem (from the hip-line substract 1.5″ at the hem to make it tapered). Use the curve ruler if you are very curvy, as you see on the above picture. As I am not curvy I had to bring the skirt in. It didn’t fit well on the hips.

Back part:

Follow the same step as the front piece. Except!(cut along the fold to create 2 separate pieces). Add 1″ for the zip allowance. So your back piece should have 3″allowance (side seam, dart and zip allowance)

Darts; Mark  4″from the fold and half an inch on both sides. To determine the length of the dart, mark 2″ above the hip-line and join the lines as in the picture. Cut, pin darts and sew.

From here, place the zip on the back pieces and notch where you want to zip to end and sew from this point downwards, don’t forget to back stitch. Pin the two sides, check fitting and adjust! If you happy, sew the sides, add waist band(optional), attach zip and zig-zag or serg the edges. Remember, always press the seams. I added a peplum to mine.

Hope you found these steps helpful! Xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi guys! Wishing you all a wonderful wednesday. A maxi skirt is one of those pieces that  should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. Its been on my sewing list before I even started sewing (is that actually a thing?). Its simple, fuss free and I see myself pairing it with a classic white T or shirt stacked in for the warmer months. For autumn, I will be layering to keep warm if you know me, I can not stand the cold. Honestly there’s endless ways to style a maxi skirt, experiment basically. I used the freehand cutting method for make this. Hope you all have a lovely week.

Jumper – Primark

Boots – Zara (old)

 

God bless xx