#OWOP Barcelona skirts galore!

As I am unable to sew at the moment I was really pleased to be able to take part in this blog-along, I already have dozens of Amy Butler Barcelona skirts so I didn’t have to make anything. #OWOP stands for One Week, One Pattern and was organised by Handmade Jane

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One Week, One Pattern! (or OWOP) is a group challenge where participants wear garments made from just one pattern of their choice, every day for a week.

So the pattern I chose is one that I have been re-using for years and have taught lots of people to make.

amy-butler-barcelona-skirt-sewing-pattern-1520-p[ekm]195x288[ekm]The Barcelona skirt is a an A-line skirt pattern that is fully lined and really easy to make.

tracy-bob-dylanSo to start the week I was having a little stroll with Bob Dylan, this skirt was made using Freespirit Field studies fabric by Anna Marie Horner & I have trimmed it with some Velvet ribbon. The top is a Sewaholic Renfrew in Purple jersey that goes really well with my cast.

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Day 2 saw me swinging with Frank Sinatra, another Barcelona in Freespirit Field studies fabric by Anna Marie Horner, I do love her fabric designs! And another Sewaholic Renfrew this one in Turquoise jersey, (I have quite a lot of these tops, another easy make!)

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Day 3 and I am having a bit of a boogie with Fred Astaire! This Barcelona skirt is a few years old so the fabric is not from TrixieLixie you can just about see that it is a city map, I think its London. Again I have trimmed this one with some Velvet ribbon. And what a surprise! Another Sewaholic Renfrew this one in Turquoise stripe jersey. This Renfrew is a more recent make and is a better fit than the others as I took about an inch off each side seam.

tracy-cary-grantDay 4 and I have a funny feeling that Cary Grant is going to push me into the pool! Doesn’t he realise that I can’t get my cast wet ?!? This is another old Barcelona skirt that I made about 4 years ago! The fabric was designed by Grayson Perry for Liberty, it’s got images of all sorts of disasters like plane crashes and oil spills, it also features his teddy bear – Alan Measles, he is one of my favourite Artists. I have trimmed this one with lace edged velvet trim and I am wearing a Colette Jasmine blouse this time in cream georgette fabric.

tracy-roger-mooreDay 5 and 007 Roger Moore is taking me hostage! Today’s Barcelona skirt is slightly different as I did not line this one, and I have added a waistband. The fabric  is from a Moda range called Honky Tonk. The top is a Cake Pattern, the Cabarita knit top, in red jersey.

tracy-stevemcqueenDay 6 and I am racing with Steve McQueen today in another Barcelona skirt, this one is made using an Amy Butler fabric! Its some baby cord from her Soul Blossoms range called English Garden, it is velvety soft! The blouse is a Sewaholic Belcarra.

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Final day and I am rocking with David Bowie in my Ukulele Skirt! This is a Barcelona hack, I used the top of the skirt pattern and then added a drop waist box pleat skirt. And a repeat wearing of my Turquoise jersey, Sewaholic Renfrew. I even have a matching strap on my Uke, unfortunately I can’t play it at the moment!

It has taken me 2 days to type out this post, using one finger on my left hand! Can’t wait to get the plaster off and actually start sewing again!

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My Lovely Mum!

This week I made a Colette Moneta dress for my Lovely Mum, so it’s her turn to be the glamour model!

 

My Mum in her Colette Moneta DressI used some of our gorgeous jersey fabric which is soft and silky to the touch and drapes beautifully.

moneta-hero-smallColette Patterns are currently doing a Moneta dress sewalong so you can learn how to make this lovely easy to wear and easy to make dress.

I made myself one when the pattern first came out and it made it’s debut during Me Made May, if you missed it, here it is again:

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#1 Project Per Week

This weeks project is a birthday present for one of my best friends whose birthday was yesterday. Its a Sewaholic Gabriola Skirt.

Gabriola SkirtThe fabric is a beatiful Blackberry blossom print cotton lawn that is from our website so it drapes beautifully.

gabriola skirt patternBlackberry cotton lawnI have got several projects lined up for next week so there may be more than one, I am going to be pretty busy!

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Sew-alongs and #1ppw

This week I decided to take part in not just one sewalong, but two! I joined in with the Sewaholic Belcarra Blouse sew-along and the Colette Mabel Skirt sew-along.

1402_Sewaholic_Belcarra_Envelope_frontmabel-300I have already made a couple of Belcarra blouses and I wanted to make this one a bit different so I used some of the fabulous new lace fabric that we have in stock to make some lacey sleeves on this black cotton lawn version.

tracymabelbelcarraThe Mabel skirt I made is the longer pencil skirt version and I used light weight cotton jersey knit in glamourous red. Both patterns are really easy to make and it only took me a couple of days to put together this gorgeous outfit!

I have also signed up for the 1 project per week sewing challenge that fellow blogger bernieandi has organised so this outfit is my week 1 for that too, ticks lots of boxes!

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