A bright red skirt with white butterflys for me, and it even had pockets!!!
I love sewing- give me a good length of spare time and I will lock myself away for hours. In particular I love sewing with patterns I've used before- so I don't have to trace new ones off! ( not lazy- busy!). Sometimes I just have a little bit of time to myself and want to sew something NOW- and that's where patternless sewing is my fave.
Often I grab a ready to wear fave item of the kids and just draft a new item straight off it ( is that illegal? Probably).
I have a copy of one of my favourite sewing books to Give-away!
"The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book "
It's a ripper- a good old fashioned hippie style DIY book.
From the blurb...
Here is the straight-up dope on how to make your own clothing. With or without patterns, machines, or fancy materials--anyone can do it! Got some old clothes that you love and that fit well? Use them as patterns for new ones. Want something new and spectacular, something that fits right along where your head is moving? Cut up, remodel, add on, and let your old stuff evolve! Readers will embrace the step-by-step illustrations, clear and encouraging prose, and timeless collection of clothes--from skirts and pants to dresses, a waistcoat, and even a teeny-weeny bikini. "The Illustrated Hassle-Free Make Your Own Clothes Book" promises to be both an indispensable resource and a much-noticed collectible on every hipster's bookshelf.
To be in the running to win a copy- simply leave me a comment - telling me the best thing you have ever sewn up using no pattern!
I'll announce a winner on Wed 11th March