Showing posts from December 3, 2006

Completed sewing a skirt from Simplicity 4091

I just finished sewing this skirt from Simplicity 4091 . I used a woven rayon/Lycra blend purchased from SR Harris that I had originally intended to make a pair of pants out of. However the fabric had such a nice hand and drape that it was better suited for a skirt. This pattern is quite simple to make. It has princess seams in the front (which always provide a good opportunity for fine-tuning the fit of the skirt) and darts in the back. The upper portion of the skirt is slightly curved at the edge where the flounce is attached. This not only adds a nice line to the skirt, but it provides a lot of movement to the flounce when walking. I liked the look of the double flounce on the skirt but I didn't have any fabric that coordinated with this brown so I added a lightweight trim to the hemline mimicking the double flounce without the weight of the additional fabric. To achieve that look, I first pressed 1/4" of the hem to the wrong side of the skirt. Next, press the rest of t

Finally got around to doing some sewing - Vogue 8323

Where does the time go? This past week just flew by! I had hoped to do a bit of sewing this past weekend but spent most of my time preparing for a face painting engagement that I volunteered to do with my dad. We spent 3-1/2 hours at a Breakfast with Santa (a fundraiser for a local community organization, which is why we volunteered our time). My father did balloon animals as Knufie the clown and I was the face painting lady. I choose not to go in character because you need to be very close to the child as you paint their face and clowns are scary to many young children. We had a blast and we'll be at it again next weekend at another community Christmas event! Anyway, back to sewing. I managed to squeeze in the completion of this knit top - Vogue 8323 (copyright 2006). You can read the full review on Patternreview.