Sunday, 29 May 2011

Clothkits creation

I have finished and worn my new skirt from Clothkits.  For anyone unfamiliar with Clothkits, the company was originally formed in the late 1960s, produced kits in the 1970s and 80s and was revived a few years ago.  The clothing patterns are printed directly onto fabric, ready to be cut out and sewn up.

My mother made Clothkits clothing for us when we were small and I was delighted when I found they were making kits again.  The website is well worth a visit - including clothing for children, women and lots of other fun makes.

This kit came with everything needed to make the skirt - the design printed onto gorgeous purple cord, a contrasting green cotton for the lining, a zip and thread.

The kit was really easy to  put together and included very clear instructions.  I am delighted with how it turned out and love the little details like the motif on the waistband.

I wore my skirt for the first time with a green t-shirt and shoes and got lots of compliments at work.  Just a hint for anyone making a skirt - don't sew a pin into the lining!!  I only found it when I sat on it in a meeting!!

1 comment:

  1. I remember them when we were kids - didn't know they still existed, thanks for the link. Love the motifs on your skirt