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Helena - My new wardrobe staple!

Added Jun 4, 2012

by laracrj

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Finally got round to making the Helena pattern! I need some simple/ plain separates to wear to work rather than constantly making pretty dresses.

Went a size up in this as I thought the pattern looked small, but definitely no need, I had to make the pleats bigger and take in the side seams, so I think it’s quite generous. I love it from the front and back, but I do look like I’m pregnant from the side so I might take it in again.

Made a detachable bow to go at the back if I’m not wearing a cardigan, and wherever I fancy really. For once I loved the hand sewing of all the buttons as I just sat in front of Desperate Housewives!

Hope you like as much as I do!

Material Notes

An absolute bargain – it was an end of roll 3m piece (but the fabric was doubled over so I really got 6m) of ridiculously wide fabric. All for £8!! I think it’s some kind of cotton blend, kind of medium weight and possibly upholstery-esque originally!




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    May 20, 2013, 01.32 PMby Amber Walker

    love the bow :)

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    Jul 16, 2012, 12.20 PMby swinge1984

    your skirt looks great, well done!

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    Jun 5, 2012, 08.00 AMby laracrj

    Thanks all, I love the bow too! Might try it in a different fabric next, or use the same fabric, but with different trimmings for the Kasia or Marie skirts!

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    Jun 5, 2012, 07.33 AMby prettysewinggirl

    So pretty! You’ve inspired me to give the Helena pattern a try!!! Its winter over here but not too cold for a skirt like this! Can’t wait to try :) Thanks for sharing yours!

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    Jun 5, 2012, 01.49 AMby madebymeg

    cute! great bow, too

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    Jun 4, 2012, 07.37 PMby Dixabilly

    Wow, I love it!

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