general adventures in craftiness

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekend Sewing

I started this skirt project yesterday afternoon and finished it up this morning. I used the houndstooth corduroy I bought at the Fabric Depot sale last weekend. The pattern is Simplicity 2656. I made view D, not thinking it would be a mini skirt, but it ended up being pretty close. The finished length is about two inches above my knee. The pattern was straightforward and easy to follow, though that crazy yoke was sort of a pain to sew with the pockets and gathers and all. Speaking of pockets, I lined them with some of my leftover Small Susanna Liberty fabric. I like the contrast of the floral with the check. Once I saw this zipper at Bolt, I knew I had to buy it because it would be perfect to sew on the outside of the skirt.

PS Thanks Amy for the zipper/skirt inspiration!

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Sunday, February 01, 2009


I saw this skirt in the latest Anthropologie catalog and was really intrigued by it. I headed over to Bolt to search for some fabric and came away with some of the new Jay McCarroll stuff from Free Spirit, as well as some cranberry-colored cotton lawn. I haven't done any sewing for a while, so I thought it'd be fun to design and drape a skirt/underskirt pattern.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Asymmetrical Fold Skirt

I finished my asymmetrical fold skirt yesterday afternoon. I think it turned out great and I love the contrast between the denim and the Coriander fabric. Just a heads up if you're going to make this skirt–the pattern pieces for the skirt facing are shorter for the left and right sides than the actual skirt. Make sure you measure and make adjustments before cutting out the facing pieces.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Time for a Skirt

I spent a lot of time at Bolt yesterday afternoon trying to find some good prints for this skirt featured on the cover of Stitch Magazine. It was difficult to find fabric with the color scheme that I wanted for fall and winter. Most things seemed to fall in the pastel range. So, then I decided to go for denim with Alexander Henry Coriander as my contrasting fabric. I'll start this project as soon as the fabric is out of the dryer.

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