Sunday, September 24, 2006

When all else fails, sew a skirt...

About a month ago, Carolyn wrote how sewing a skirt lifted her "out of the depths of sewing stagnation!"

Well, I filed that piece of info in the back of my mind and decided to give
it a try. I pulled out a skirt pattern I've been wanting to sew for quite some time - McCalls 4924 - along with a silk blend tweed that I had purchased last year from Fabric Mart Fabrics.

With the help of my sewing assistant Sophia, I cut out the pattern pieces for the skirt. To tell the truth, Sophia isn't really that much of help. She really, really likes to grab the tissue paper from any pattern piece that may float to the floor. She may be only 7 lbs, but she sure is fast. So of course, like any good mom, instead of scolding her I grabbed the camera to take photos.
(Because for once she didn't get a major pattern piece, just tissue scraps.)

Well, I digress. The skirt I'm going to sew is view A (lower right side on the pattern cover) out of the black and white tweed using black lace for the inserts. I really like the shaping of this skirt and I think the panels make it easy to fit. Hopefully in a day or two, I will have it completed and, just like Carolyn, I too will be lifted out of the depths of sewing stagnation. Pin It

1 comment:

  1. Love this skirt pattern. I need to look at McCalls more often.



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