This shirt wass not my first choice for this skirt. Maybe
my next project will be to sew a red shirt to go along with the skirt!
Over the weekend, while I was down in Gastonia, I made a stop at Mary Jo's. I wanted to get a new pattern and some fabric for my next sewing project. First, going to Mary Jo's is an experience. It wasn't my first time there, but I guess it was my first time there actually on a mission. I managed to find a dress pattern, no real help from the lady that was in charge of that area. I then ventured out into the wild land of fabrics to decide what fabrics I wanted.
My head was spinning with all the choices. I couldn't find the fabric that was on the pattern picture. But I did choose some fabrics that I thought would go nicely together. Once I managed to find all the other items that the pattern called for I was on my way to my parents. Once I got inside and looked at the package and pattern, I knew I may have gotten in over my head. But, hey, it gives me something to shoot for.
Luckily today when I was looking at a few sewing sites, I came across a lesson for a 20 minute skirt. So I decided to give it a try. It took me about an hour and my seams are not perfectly straight. But the skirt did fit Virginia so I mark that up as a success. I am loving this sewing machine. I just have to pace myself and not try to do a project every week. My next project I want to do is a purse. Almost forgot to mention that I got the 20 minute skirt lesson from Whipstitch, a pretty great blog you got to check out.
This is Virginia's action shot!