Thanks to everyone who watched my vlog interview with The Foldline and made a comment. It looks as though many of us feel the same way around sewing, and how natural fabrics can manage our internal radiators.
If you have a tendency to overheat (at any age) does this mean you’re forced to eschew fun synthetic fabrics? Hell, no! Just ask The Sewcial Studio, who recently sent me a gift of some scuba. Would you like a gift, too? Keep reading…
I used the scuba for a skirt. The pattern came from The Maker’s Atelier book though I’d suggest you could draft a similair pattern yourself. I peg mine in at the hem – 3cm at each side seam. If you don’t know what pegging is (and I didn’t!) it simply means tapering in at the hem. Stops things looking too boxy.
There’s definitely no fear of overheating armpits or a flushed throat, even whilst wearing a synthetic. I simply teamed the skirt with a stretch silk shirt. Let’s call it strategic use of natural fibres!
There’s a slight sheen to the scuba fabric, which means it doesn’t stick to bare legs or tights, and skims undergarments. Nice! I also like the combination of the shirt’s matt colour and skirt’s sheen – this is one way to play with solid colours.
The skirt really was a one-hour make. I indulged before cooking dinner. Perfect if you’re feeling frustrated at the lack of creativity in your life and crave an instant hit.
Isn’t the fabric lush? Look at the print!
Okay, this is the bit you’ve likely scrolled straight to. Would you like to sew your own One Hour Scuba Skirt? Then The Sewcial Studio is giving away 1.5 metres to one lucky reader. All you have to do is check out the scubas on their website, then comment below with details of which scuba fabric you’d like to sew with.
This giveaway is open internationally and closes at midnight GMT Saturday 21 April. Good luck! And let me know if you have your own tips for wearing scuba.