30 April 2013
My adventures in sewing have continued this week with a skirt. I shared a picture of the pieces along with two pairs of trousers. This skirt was made up of fourteen pieces of material in five different fabrics, the pieces were cut into a tall trapezoid. I arranged the fabric on the floor to get them in the order I wanted them once I had a plan I started to sew them together once they were all sewn I attached a waistband and then sewed the skirt together, the waistband is elasticated in exactly the same way as the trousers. When competing the hem I could have just turned up a narrow edge but I decided I rather liked the bias binding tape used in pattern I was following so I did the same. It was relatively easy to attach this to the hem, my sewing is not that even but for my first attempt I am very pleased, I expect it will only be worn for one summer as my youngest grows so fast! I can see myself making something similar again in the future as it was much easy than it looks.
The pattern for this skirt is from a book that I currently have out on loan from the library. I have looked at many sewing books recently, online, in bookshops and in the library but could not find any that I liked or thought I would make more than one project from. This book is what I was looking for and I expect I will asking for it for my next birthday.
Joining in with Nicole for this weeks sharing on Keep Calm Craft On.