Last week I finally finished my very first sewing project based on a vintage pattern! It is a 1930s street length skirt that you can see on the picture on the left. The skirt is based on this Wearing History repro pattern of a 1930s original. I did the street length version. I wanted a somewhat simple project to start with, a piece of warm clothing that I could wear everyday. I picked up a piece of red fabric during the Christmas sales that is 50% wool, 50% polyamide. It is very warm and cosy. People keep on telling me that the skirt looks formal but I think it makes a nice and versatile everyday skirt that can be worn during fall and winter. Yes, I wore it outside in -20c winter wonderland and survived to tell the tale!
I know I must have done some sewing back in school but I really cannot recall that at all. If you add that to the fact that I am the least crafty person in the world, I was pretty much lost in front of the sewing machine at first. I am currently taking a sewing class and the teacher was very helpful and understanding of my total lack of sewing skills. It perhaps wasn't the smartest idea to start in a 1930s pattern because, to be honest, I could barely read it. Credit goes to my teacher once again for being so helpful! I have to say that I am quite proud of myself for actually having made something with my own hands. Can't WAIT to officially start on my next project! But more about that later. :)
I thought I'd also write a little update regarding my red hair woes. I went back to the hairdressers early this month and got my hair colored again. The color actually lasted quite a bit longer this time and I didn't have to do anything to it until a couple of weeks later; last weekend. My hairdresser told me that red dye usually fades pretty quickly the first few times but lasts longer after that and turns out she was right. I picked up a Color Mask conditioner in Pepper for a little under 10€ and it really worked wonders on me! It turned my hair from a brownish copper mess back to intense red, as you can see in the picture on the right. It looks almost as if I had just dyed it! Thanks to this product, I won't have to constantly dye my hair, which is a huge relief. I would warmly recommend it to anyone with hair color woes similar to mine.