Friday, May 13, 2011

OMG, I made a skirt!!!!

Finally, an actual almost finished wearable item!!! I made a skirt today, everything is done but the hem - am letting the skirt hang overnight before hemming. It's a very simple elastic waist Simplicity pattern (I'd give you the number, but I'm too lazy to get off the sofa and find the envelope...) I got the fabric at Gorgeous Fabrics and really love it - cotton with a bit of spandex. And it is definitely not a conservative print - this CPA likes her colors... I took a couple of pics, sorry for the ultra-white legs and the t-shirt that doesn't match...Also took a pic of my dining room window and the other fabric from Africa. I think I'm going to buy some wide elastic and just make a few "20 minute" skirts that were so popular in sewing blog-land last summer..

I think I will make another 1 or 2 of this pattern - it was easy and it's comfortable. Plus, now that I've gone through the trouble of adjusting it to fit my rectangle body, I might as well get some more use out of this pattern!!!

Happy sewing everyone!!!


Fabric without the sun behind it:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finally turned on the sewing machine....

This past Thursday was my last day at work....Now I'm off at least the rest of this month, or longer, depending on how long it takes me to find a new job...I finally turned on my sewing machine this afternoon and made a curtain panel for my dining room. My oldest niece took a business trip to Kenya and I had her buy me some fabric. She got me some beautiful panel pieces and I used one of them for my curtains. I think the others may get made into simple skirts - sew up the side seam and add some elastic. The skirts would be too long so I think I can use the extra fabric to make a wrap tie for the waist so they look kinda like sarongs, but way less chance of a wardrobe malfunction... I have alot more items to sew in the queue, so hopefully I will have pics to show of wearable items soon.....