Friday, November 19, 2010


Ok, seriously, what happened to my life? The last couple of weeks have been utterly and totally insane. Aargh. No time to sew. Sigh.

Friday, November 05, 2010

30 minutes...

I had 30 minutes to myself yesterday before I had to leave to help celebrate a friend's birthday.

I could have hong-kong finished another interior seam, or sewn the darts on my lining - but instead, I decided I needed another pencil skirt, and cut out this fabric using Simplicity 4047 again. (Very assembly-line of me.)

I'm so impressed that this fabric isn't going to linger forever in my stash.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Giant houndstooth skirt - progress report

I had about an hour and a half yesterday to sew - and here's where I've got so far.

- Skirt constructed (except the kick pleat) & zipper in
- Lining not started
- One seam hong-kong finished - the rest need finishing.

Once the skirt was constructed, I tried it on, and wow! giant houndstooth is very flattering. I love this skirt!

For a pattern, I used Simplicity 4047. I'm going to make the top too, once I'm done with the skirt, as I'm going to try to enter PatternReview's November challenge - One Pattern Wardrobe. I know I can't win, but I like participating. It motivates me to sew.