Gardening, travel, cooking, handmades, and the life of a thirtysomething.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I have sewn my first two items of clothing! Until this point, all of my sewing projects have been either square or rectangular, or just mending, so this is quite a landmark for me! My longtime friend Laurel came down from Seattle this past weekend for our housewarming party on Saturday night, and brought along her sewing machine and lots of inspiration for me. On Sunday morning we made an excursion to Fabric Depot, and then spent the afternoon at our sewing machines up in the garret. Inspired by the dozen or so skirts that Laurel has made in a similar vein, I used a simple pattern from McCall's for these skirts, which consist of two identical pieces of fabric, with seams down the sides, a simple rolled casing for the elastic waistband, and a hem along the bottom. I love their shape, they fit me great, and the second one only took me about twenty minutes to make! It was my first time sewing from a pattern, and Laurel was a great teacher. These were the two cotton fabrics that I had picked out:
I had intended from the beginning to make a purple skirt with some gray in it, and I fell in love with this fabric, which has a silver sheen from afar.