When I first saw the cover of Love at First Stitch, I fell in love with the Delphine skirt’s lovely shape and cute styling. When I got hold of the actual copy, (last one at waterstones at the Plaza) I went straight to tracing the pattern and cutting the fabric. The train journey seemed particularly long on the day, but I spent it by reading the book, which is actually a very enjoyable read, even if you don’t sew at the same time, haha! Tilly mentions that the Delphine skirt can be made even out of an old curtain, and offers ideas on how to customise your clothes. I didn’t need much more to decide on the fabric, which is actually an old curtain, that I bought for five pounds from a charity shop. There was so much fabric that I managed to make the O cushion and the tote bag, the latter was part of the free Bag Making class from Craftsy.
I cut a size 1 for the waist band and a size two for the rest of the skirt, and it fit perfectly. The instructions are so clear, they made this a very enjoyable make that I would like to repeat over and over. Unfortunately this is the only old curtain I have.
I didn’t have an invisible or a yellowish zipper, so I used a normal one and the colour seems to blend in alright.
And then it was the customisation time! I did a scalloped hem, because it was fun and as I was sewing it, well I couldn’t help but think of the Flintstones.
I also added three golden buttons on the front waistband, from an old top, which ended up in the bin, after having served me really well.
I wore it to work and nobody tried to sit on me, hehe, so maybe I don’t look like a cushion in it. I do like both the colours and the fabric.