Photos by: Andre Tabula
Because I lost my hair due to chemo, I’ve been wearing head wraps. Although I was never one to wear head wraps and turbans before, I’ve really come to love the look now. It’s given me the chance to embrace the boho style and so I decided to sew a boho-inspired skirt to complete the look.
The buttonhole function of my machine wasn’t working!
I went online and found out how to sew a buttonhole by hand! I decided to give it a go and I’m pretty happy with the end result. What I love about sewing by hand compared to the machine is that it’s something that you can do while watching TV or while having a conversation with someone in your family.
Styling the Skirt with a Head Wrap
I sewed the head wrap using the McCall’s 4116 pattern. A friend helped me pick out the fabric. We thought it suit because if you look at the skirt main colour of it is red and white is its secondary colour. The chosen fabric goes well with the skirt because it’s a good contrast to it with white as the main colour and red as a secondary colour.
When there’s a will there’s a way! The buttonhole function of my sewing machine was broken. I was about to put this project on hold until I could get a new sewing machine. But right now I’m in no position to invest money into a new sewing machine because I’m on treatment and not working. In the end, I changed my mind and found a different way to do buttonholes.
The Final Product
All the amazing photos by Andre Tabula