Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sewing Machine Attack!

I've been sewing up a storm lately. I seem to go through a sewing phase every year or so, where I'm obsessed for weeks and then drop it for months and months.

Anyway, I've done a couple of skirts in the past few weeks - I'm most proud of this one:The fabric is a linen I found on clearance at Joann's - I really loved the super-girly stripey pink. There was just enough left on the bolt to make this skirt!I've had this pattern - Simplicity 2444 - for several months and never got around to making it. I own a very similar dress already, so I've not felt a pressing need for another one. However, I really love the pleated skirt (with pockets, of course!) from the dress - it's also super-girly, so I thought it would be a good match for the fabric.

I added the bow as an afterthought - I'm not sure I'm going to keep it permanently, but I like it for now.

The fabric was pretty see-through, so I had to improvise a lining. . . which turned out very well, if I do say so myself! There really isn't anything I'd change about this skirt, which is rare with clothes I've made for myself. Overall, this is one of the best sewing projects I've done - I've already worn it three times!


Lorajean said...

This skirt turned out so adorable!! I want one exactly like it!