Sunday, May 20, 2007

FO: Sew U Skirt





Look at that -- I finished something! Chris has been going to sleep at the same time as the munchkins (he started his own business and is getting up really early as to have more time to work) and to try and to entertain myself in the evenings I finally made the skirt from Sew U. I wussed out on the zipper and darts and subbed elastic instead. This was very, very easy to make. My only real issue was due to my poor cutting skills. I think I may buy a rotary cutter, mat and straight edge to eliminate that problem. I do like the book but would note that you have to be pretty slim to make the patterns -- the above is the largest size skirt and I am way out of range of the shirt pattern.

Many thanks to Kate, Nancy and Stacey for posting their projects, sharing encouragement and advice, and just in general being sew inspiring (groan). I just love bloggers!

8 comments:

Laura said...

Oooh! So cute! I love it. Maybe I need that book. :)

Laura said...

And also ... did you wear it for the party? I hope you did and got to say "Oh, ?this? I made it" many many times.

:)

earthchick said...

I looks great! That fabric is so sweet. Awesome job.

And I'm just all "awwwwww" at your last paragraph. I know what you mean about bloggers and inspiration - I swear I wouldn't be doing 90% of what I'm doing these days (craft-wise) if it wasn't for the inspiration and encouragement and advice of bloggers. It's so nice to think my little newbie efforts might be contributing too! :)

Nancy said...

that looks fantastic! you did such a fantastic job, and it fits perfectly. you're not a wuss- who needs zippers anyway! :)

PCR said...

The skirt is super-cute and looks great on you. Also, to give you some more blog fodder I've tagged you for the seven random things meme.

rob said...

hi, great job on the skirt. are you going to be making all of your families clothes since your hubby is a dead beat like roger ?? lol avery looks like you when you were young. yard looks good too. 15 yards of mulch, my my my. :0

Faith said...

Great job on the skirt! Elastic is more comfortable than a zipper anyway. =)

BTW, re: your March entry, I love the handspun hat. The colors are gorgeous, and I like how the slubs worked out with the rib pattern.

Michelle said...

Cute skirt! I like the idea of elastic in skirt waists...makes it soo much more comfortable!