Saturday, November 19, 2011
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!
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!!!