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NEW - The Felicity Skirt Pattern, A Free Expansion Pack!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

After wearing my Felicity Skirts all throughout summer, and stitching up many more ready for winter, I finally found the time to update the pattern, and today I'm releasing the skirt as a FREE PATTERN EXPANSION PACK! Yay!

I firmly believe in getting as much out of a pattern as possible, and now you can get even more out of your Felicity Dress Pattern with the option of turing your dress into a skirt.

Last year I realised that my go-to wardrobe staples, my circle skirts, just weren't going to cut it on a day to day basis anymore due to no-pocket-syndrome (when you have a baby, pockets really are a must, I don't know what I'd do without them right now), I glanced over at my Felicity dresses hanging in the wardrobe and on went the light bulb.

Felicity has the perfect pockets already incorporated into both skirt options and it meant I wouldn't need to do any pfaffing around to get the perfect pocket. Plus, Felicity's pockets are a design feature in themselves, taking an ordinary skirt and making it that much better.  I've put contrast piping into my pink gathered skirt pockets, and in another version (which you can just see here) I've used the underside of the fabric for a lovely little contrast inner pocket detail.

You can make the circle skirt out of pretty much anything, from light floaty fabrics to lush wools (I've made both!) and the gathered skirt is best made up in a lighter weight woven fabric with some drape. The green skirt in these photos is made from a vintage wool and the gathered skirt from a cotton lawn (or voile, I can't remember, but they're both pretty much the same thing...).

They really are the perfect skirt. I don't think I've taken mine off to be honest (except when I've opted for an Afternoon Shift, I have a flannel one in the works right now - I know, it sounds like it's turning into a nighty, but it's gorgeous and will definitely be acceptable day wear!!), and I wanted to share the love with you guys too. Y'know, just in case you are circle skirt fanatics too.

You'll need your original Felicity Dress Pattern to make the skirt, and if you purchase Felicity now, the pack is already included.

If you've bought a Felicity Dress Pattern already, you can download your new pattern piece and instructions here.

I hope you like this wee addition! I'm excited to see lots of Felicity Skirts popping up.


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A Knitting Goal & Me Made May...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

I feel like the White Rabbit right now, rushing around and hurriedly glancing at my pocket watch realising that if I don't get my A into G I'm going to be late - late for a very important date.

I started knitting a cardigan a while back, feeling really excited about how I'd wear it with all-of-the-things. I got past the ribbing, I knitted the body, and then, I got to the arms and stopped. For some reason, I have the same mental block I did when I started the ribbing. I don't want to use double pointed needles because, well, that's just way too confusing for my poor, tired little brain, but beginning the Magic Loop is also causing me some issues. It's fiddly. So I've been stalling.

But, it's nearly winter here again, and I've started getting excited about wearing it with all-of-the things once more, and lucky for me, the little push I need is right around the corner. Hello Me Made May!!

My goal is to have my cardigan finished before the beginning of May. That gives me 28 days of full on evening knitting, and being a slow knitter, it's going to be a challenge, but I'm putting it out there. It's official.

So, Me Made May, are you going to be participating? Zoe has just announced the sign up details here. You have plenty of time to think about your Me Made pledge, so don't feel like you need to do it right away, just make sure you come up with something before the beginning of May. No panic sewing allowed!

We have a flicker group set up, a pinterest board and will be using the hashtag #MMMay16 on social media. Head on over to Zoe's blog for all-the-details!

I haven't quite figured out my challenge yet, but I'll be thinking about it over the next few weeks. I'm thinking about changing my pledge up a little from my previous ones by maybe adding a knitting project into it. Once my Belfast cardigan is done, I need to start on this one. I bought the pattern and wool for it at the same time as the cardigan, well over a year ago... eep.

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