#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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One Week, One Pattern! 2014

I have decided to particpate in OWOP14!

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The pattern that I am slightly addicted to is the Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt.

amy-butler-barcelona-skirt-sewing-pattern-1520-p[ekm]195x288[ekm]I have numerous versions of this skirt so It will be easy for me to wear a different one every day for 7 days, the hard part will be deciding which ones to wear.

The great thing about taking part in this blog-along is that I don’t need to make any thing new, which if you read my previous blog post you will understand, I can’t do at the moment

So watch this space for the photo’s.

 

MeMadeMay days 2 & 3

Yesterday I wore an Amy Butler Barcelona Skirt that I made last year using some very nice Freespririt fabric called Tree of Life, I am also wearing a MeMade cardigan,a chunky moss stitch cropped cardi that I made about 2 years ago, so long ago that I can’t remember the name of the pattern or the make of the wool!

MeMadeMay day 2Today I wore the Cake Red Velvet Dress that I made a couple of months ago using some of our new cotton jersey fabrics, this Red birds on blue fabric has proved REALLY popular so if you want some grab it now as when it is gone, it is gone!

MeMadeMay day 3It would be lovely if I had spent today on a beautiful beach but, alas no, it is photo-shopped, mr LLM is having a great time with all the photos of me that he is taking, he say’s I look like Thelma from Scooby-Doo!

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