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They Call Me Mellow Yellow

So here it is, my first ever home made piece of clothing!

I used a vintage Kwik Sew 1750 pattern - at the time I didn't really realise vintage patterns were a thing but I loved the 80s/90s look of the illustrations on the envelope. 

I knew I had to attempt something super simple like a skirt for my first garment as everyone does, but what I didn't take into consideration was the type of material that is suitable for a beginner. I bought this mustard ponti roma jersey from myfabrics for £3 a metre (absolute bargain) - it's quite thick and heavy but I like it. The skirt is perfect for this time of year plus I love the colour. I tried my best not to stretch the fabric whilst sewing which I think I did a fairly good job of, especially for a first try.

I used a wider elastic for the waistband than was suggested for the pattern so took that into consideration when cutting and I like the size of it, but given the chance I would change the waistband to make it not as bulky. 

I love the length (I will hopefully learn to get the camera angle correct to show a truer view) and it feels so cosy when worn with tights. In fact I'm only not wearing tights with it for the purpose of these pictures! I personally think the skirt looks best with a cropped top like the one I'm wearing from Topshop. 

Let me know what you think and if you'd like to see more of these posts, and maybe it'll give me a chance to learn to feel less awkward in front of the camera :)