In the second installment of my quest for the perfect pencil skirt, I’ve gone back to a classic. This is the wiggle skirt from the Two-in-One Skirt Collection by Simple Sews. I’ve made this pattern up twice before: a floral stretch cotton sateen version in May 2015, and a goldenrod version out of upholstery fabric in October 2015. The floral version is still in my closet, but I broke the zipper on the second version an decided that it wasn’t worth fixing. Both of these skirts are fine, but the fit wasn’t perfect so I wanted to see if I could improve on it.
This seems crazy, but I’ve only made one skirt in the past two years. 2016 and 2017 were all about pants: Itch to Stitch North Point Trousers, Hudson Sweatpants, Style Arc Sadie Pants, Ginger Jeans, and Colette Clovers. This year, though, I’m going to get back into skirts. I want to find the perfect pencil skirt pattern and sew up a work wardrobe full of them. Continue reading
This is one of those projects that wasn’t planned, but just sort of happened. I finished my existing project and was ready for a new one, but didn’t feel the need to go shopping (gasp). I had this red upholstery fabric in my stash (probably from Hancock Fabrics’ going-out-of-business sale, but I can’t be sure), and thought it would make a nice skirt. I already had the Sewaholic Hollyburn pattern cut out, and knew it worked with stiffer fabrics. So, one night I found myself cutting a Hollyburn out of this mystery upholstery fabric. Continue reading
I promise this is not turning into a home sewing and baby blog. Pinky swear! I’ve been trying my best to use up scraps, and adult clothes take real amounts of fabric. So, I put together this compilation of baby items as a newborn gift package. I didn’t make all of these items at once, but over a couple of months. They just happened to go together, so I put them together as a gift basket of sorts, made up of: Continue reading
Remember how an impulse purchase recently led me to a disaster of a tank top? Well, I bought this fabric at the same time as part of the same impulse purchase. It is an upholstery fabric that was found in the exact same clearance bin at Joann’s. Fortunately, this story has a happier ending.