Monday, March 13, 2006

My skirt

It took me a couple of weeks, but I finished my skirt!


Pattern - Simplicity 4356
Fabric - Destination India linen blend

I am cheating a bit - the skirt is missing a hook and eye but it's wearable so I say it's done! All in all I'm happy with the skirt but I think it would look better with less fabric - and it would be easier to hem (but it twirls nicely!).

Things I learned:
- I tried to make a big size, learning from Stephanie's entry, but I think I could have gone one size bigger.
- My sewing machine has a blind hem function? Why did I read about it AFTER I hemmed my skirt?
- Sewing is relatively easy but it makes my back hurt. I would not make a good sweatshop worker.
- Using a print helps hide all of my sewing flaws. Woo hoo!

I can't wait for the next project - thank you to Stephanie and Yai-Ann for having the idea for the sewalong. I would never have finished the skirt otherwise!

14 comments:

Angela said...

I love it! That's such a great print! Congrats!

yahaira said...

so lovely! The print is gorgeous and I love the way it flows and hangs.

grumperina said...

It's beautiful! I'm obviously jealous.

MinaG said...

Very nice! I love it!

goodkarma said...

Yay, so cute! You're all ready for nice weather. :)

Stephanie said...

Absolutely perfect. I can't wait for the next project!

yumi said...

i like the skirt on you.

Anonymous said...

yo yo yo, dude, I mean it's the bomb, man.

randy jackson

robtk said...

i love it sweetie. you are amazing and it looks great on you.

shizzknits said...

good job! I love the print, very cute.

jacqueline said...

it drapes beautifully!

well done.

Carin said...

Beautiful skirt! That's a lovely print.

PutYourFlareOn said...

I love how it drapes and I can imagine how pretty it is when you twirl! I soooo want to make a skirt but need a sewing machine first!

Lovely fabric, too! Nice job!

RheLynn said...

It is a beautiful skirt! The print really is a showstopper ;o)