So this is our THIRD snow day! And that is not counting Sunday where they cancelled church for the snow. We are going a bit stir crazy. So I went through my stash of fabric and patterns and made a skirt.
Don’t be too impressed, it only took about an hour and thanks to Kinect and Netflix the kidos were busy.
I LOVE this fabric. It was more than I usually pay ($4.50 a yard) and it took just over a yard. I had the zipper and interfacing so for under $6 I have a new skirt!! I already had the red shirt. With my black ruffled boots, I think I have a divine valentines outfit!
I used McCall’s pattern #M5523
Here is the other skirt I have been working on. This one took WAY longer than an hour. Like three days, and I am still not done. The thing about sewing is you can’t try it on until it’s almost done. This skirt has a lot going on. If I had a lot going on in the chest department, maybe I could balance it out and make it work. But alas….nope. But my sister in law does. So I think I will finish it and pass it along.
I used McCall’s pattern #3830 and this tutorial from JoAnn's. I didn’t follow it exactly. And it only took 2 1/2 yds not the 4 as called for. I think I need more practice cutting on the bias…maybe another day.