Well, good grief, who knew taking these pics would be so hard?* I have started to make the yellow skirt out of the blouse... and this is as far as I have got:
It has put my skills to the test already. So far I have made a rough hem, and, as you can see, it isn't exactly straight. I was using my neighbours' sewing machine, which I've had on loan from her for months, but last night she needed to take it back as she has a project of her own to do... so now I will be sewing by hand. As tedious and slow as this may be, it might in fact be something of a blessing, as I found the sewing machine gave me a puckered hem, no matter how hard I tried to keep the material taught. So, now I am going to pin and iron the hem into place, tack it, and only then actually stitch it together. Yawn! Oh, if I only I was a natural at this...
If anyone has any sewing tips, please let me know!
*My flat is not ideal for this, but more on that soon.