Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My First Skirt

This month we decided to sew for Sister Day. All of my sisters sew their own clothes and I was beginning to feel a little lame… Although my one and only attempt at sewing something to wear (an apron does NOT count) ended with tears and strips of a would-be dress in the trash can, I still decided to take the challenge and make a skirt. Besides, they all assured me that it was easy.

I packed up my Pfaff, some thread, pins, scissors, a seam ripper (was pretty sure I’d need it),  and my fabric and headed to my mom’s for a new sewing adventure!

Actually it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I almost quit as soon as I heard the words “it has a zipper”, but I persevered! It helped to have such a sweet sewing helper though!

skirt 01Elsie was so cute laying on the dining room table while we sewed!

I almost finished the whole thing before leaving but I had to do the hem at home…

skirt 02My sister puts lace on her hems. Not only is it pretty but doesn’t require any annoying and tedious turning! :o)

skirt 03I also went to IKEA with my youngest sister for dinner and shopping and picked up 5 new skirt hangers while I was there! Who knows? I may make 5 new skirts to go on them…

skirt 04It turned out better than I imagined! Especially since I totally forgot to try it on until it was done! Oops!

skirt 07     I’ve already got all the fabric for my next skirt and have scoped out my stash for some potentials…


  1. Cute skirt, are you going to share the pattern #?

  2. I will find out the pattern number from my sister and post it...