Confession: I’ve been putting off starting my skirt.
I don’t sew clothes often. The few things I’ve sewn for myself to wear have not been great. So although I agreed to join in the sew along, I was nervous.
Today I forced myself to start.
Surprisingly, I’m really very happy with the result.
The fabrics are cute together – an embroidered denim and a floral cotton. I didn’t have any ribbon for the waist band so I made my own. I skipped the pocket altogether.
What I learnt:
- If you can join the pattern together, you’re more than half way there – it is tricky! But you’ll only need half the pages – half is the easy skirt and half is the advanced skirt. I made the easy one.
- Fold the fabric in half with selvedge edges together before you cut your pieces. Then you can cut two pieces at once.
- If you choose denim like I did, don’t forget to switch to a denim needle.
- Pinning before you sew is important.
- I wish I had added another inch when I adjusted the pattern to a larger waist measurement. It would have created more wrap over in the front. Next time I’d add more in the front panels than the back panels.
- See how I created my waist band over at The Crafty Mummy.
Tonya is the voice behind TheCraftyMummy.com. She dabbles in lots of different crafts – patchwork, quilting, cross-stitch, scrapbooking, knitting, crochet and sewing. She also writes about blogging and social media.
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