My first skirt pattern!
August 16, 2009 by sorella
Erin, Meghan, Jennifer and I went to our local sewing store, Hayes Sewing Machine Company, on Saturday. We weren’t looking for anything in particular – just an afternoon out with the girls, fabric shopping. We passed by this amazing orange fabric and just could NOT pass it up. Snagged two yards of it and went along our merry way.
Today, I decided to turn it into a skirt for Erin, since orange is her favorite color. Did I use any of the seven hundred patterns I have in the cabinet? No, of course not. With five whole months of sewing under my belt, I decided to write my own. It’s not so bad – the waistline is a little more snug than I would have liked, and somehow one side of the skirt wound up 1/2 inch longer than the other. But, the length can be fixed in the hem, and Erin’s a skinny little thing, so no harm, no foul. I will make two more – one for Katie and one for Meghan. I’m even thinking about writing a pattern for it in 2T-8. We’ll see how brave I get.
I’ll post some pics once I can try it on Erin (she’s sleeping) and get the length and waist right. Meanwhile, here’s a sneak preview …
Might need to invest in the ruffler foot for Bernito soon ...
can't wait to see it on Berry!
A few with Berry from this morning …
She loves it!
the stretch on the fabric is just wonderful
happy to pose for the camera 🙂