Hummingbird Skirt and Top

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Finally, some sewing!


I bought the Hummingbird pattern in November but have only just got round to making it.

I wasn't sure about the shape of the top for my rectangular body shape - peplums are a bit of a no no apparently but I fancied giving it a bash, more to see what the Cake patterns were really like than anything else!


I took my measurements (yikes, need to shrink a bit!) and cut out the appropriate size ( I used some cotton jersey interlock that I got on ebay). The top went together well but I made the mistake of not trying it on before sewing the peplum on and ended up with the top bit being a bit big. I managed to tweak the fit, not perfect but ok for a first go (I have now taken it in and it is so  much better). I cut the low neck not realising how low it was and, since I don't want to add the fancy collar, I am left with a top I have to layer.

I feel a bit like the back end of an elephant in it (!) so may not wear it all that much anyway!


I made the skirt from some Fairtrade Organic Denim which creases like crazy but is lovely and soft. The skirt went together well after I worked out that there really was a pattern piece missing and downloaded it! The skirt was massive when I tried it on so took a good 2 inches off the waist and it is still a bit on the loose side... Next time (and there will be one soon, I love the skirt on) I will know that I need to cut a smaller waist measurement!







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2 comments

  1. Great skirt Alison! Shame about the top - it looks way too big for you. All sewing is learning though, so no doubt your next hummingbird creation will be better. Mind you, that aqua colour on you is lovely.

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  2. I think if you cut a smaller size, that the top would look good on you. Who said peplums are a no no? If you say you are rectangle in shape, I would have thought a peplum would give you more shape? Not that I think you need it, but I know you know what I mean! Love the skirt though! :)

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