Saturday, November 19, 2011

Twirly skirt

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Because I learned to sew as an [older] adult, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to sew from a commercial pattern.  Maybe that’s a poor excuse, but pretty much everything I’ve sewn is self-taught and those Simplicity patterns I’ve bought are anything but simple to me.  I barely have time to go to the grocery store (we often are on “last roll of toilet paper alert) let alone take a sewing class.  The one class I took, I attended the first two sessions and learned how to insert my bobbin and adjust stitch length.  The project we were making was a skirt with a waistband and zipper.  When my instructor helped me sew the zipper, she sewed in a pucker.  I never finished that skirt, but I have learned oodles from all the great blogs I read and even have inserted a few zippers with a little help from some great online tutorials!
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I saw this skirt on Kat’s blog recently and knew I had to try it.  I’m so pleased with the results that I know tons of skirts are in the future for my daughters and their friends!  I added rick rack, which I’ve never sewn before, with a zig zag.  After washing and drying, the rick rack looks flat and good as new!  Awesome!!!
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1 comment:

  1. looks awesome! And I love all the action shots!
    (and seriously - that's all you got to learn in 2 lessons... oh dear! Doesn't say much for the teacher!)


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