Saturday, March 20, 2010

My first skirt!

I bought these great fabrics at Crafty Planet and embroidered the panels after I pinned them.  Between prepping the fabric, cutting, embroidering and understanding the pattern language it took me one week.  Not too bad.

I just love the spider and the bird and I had so much fun embroidering accents on them.  I got this pattern and my limited sewing nohow from this great book, S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop, it has 10 patterns, 25 designs, and is written like a dummy guide, telling me everything I needed to know in order to read patterns, pick the right fabric, and and cut patterns, things I am supposed to remember from 1 term of family & consumer science class in 7th grade.  
I couldn't have done it without Stacy explaining fabric 101 to me and Mike for his ability to read a pattern and see it in his mind.  You guyz rock!

Next up on my list is a matching purse made with the fabric I made the waistband with and some rocking curtains for our front windows.  After that it is time to paint the house and hit the garden for a bit.  51 academic days till I break!

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