Monday, March 16, 2009
I had stashed this fabric for some time, since it was a tiny rectangle that was just enough for one simple mini skirt. I could settle with making it into a short skirt, but I didn't like it to be a plain skirt, since the print on the fabric seemed a bit too loud for me. I felt that I needed some tucks or gathers on the skirt to distract the print.
So, I was really happy to find the newly released pattern, named "Laurent" from my favorite pattern supplier anneecotton*. It was short and has got 8 small tucks, which was perfect for my wish. Though I had some time for thinking before I bought it (I always need it, like we always need the bench time for breads dough), I think I can say I moved very quick this time. I'm quite happy with the result, as I could use up my favorite fabric without leftover and now I have a cute skirt!
By the way, as it is apparent, I'm a big fan of the patterns from anneecotton*. I think the style and the size they provide suit me so well. They sell the patterns which have been used for their collection (I mean clothes) in the past seasons, that's what I really love about. Those patterns are made for good and cool clothes, not for "good patterns for home-sewing".
The thing is, though they have an internet shop and ship their products overseas as well, HP is written in Japanese and they don't accept credit cards. I know it means almost unable to buy the pattern from them when one is not understanding Japanese. I think it's pity, because I'd be very happy if I can recommend them to you!
Having said that, they've launched another shop which sells some easy patterns in PDF files recently. PayPal is accepted and the PDF files are sent by e-mail in this case. Now I'm trying a long cardigan from the new shop, so maybe I will be able to tell something about it before long. I am very positive to try the patterns from Burda, Simplicity and Vogue as well. I hope I can be more informative in future!
Here is my favorite combination, an white-eyed bird on blooming cherry blossom!
Have a great week!