Sunday, August 29, 2010

Strike a Pose

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!

3 comments:

AAmores Crafts&Stuff said...

Good job! The skirt is cute and the model is gorgeous :)

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa said...

nice work on the skirt. I'm impressed with your sewing ambitions. How much did it cost for the materials for the skirt?

Absolutely Kathy said...

I think total I spent about 7 or 8 dollars. 2 yards of fabric was 5 bucks. Then elastic and ribbon were both maybe a dollar or so each. Sewing can get expensive, but it is fun making my own things.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Strike a Pose


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!

3 comments on "Strike a Pose"

AAmores Crafts&Stuff on August 29, 2010 at 8:31 PM said...

Good job! The skirt is cute and the model is gorgeous :)

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa on August 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM said...

nice work on the skirt. I'm impressed with your sewing ambitions. How much did it cost for the materials for the skirt?

Absolutely Kathy on August 30, 2010 at 7:38 PM said...

I think total I spent about 7 or 8 dollars. 2 yards of fabric was 5 bucks. Then elastic and ribbon were both maybe a dollar or so each. Sewing can get expensive, but it is fun making my own things.