Thursday, January 10, 2013

Another 1/4 circle skirt

I've had this quilting cotton in my stash for a couple of years.  It was originally intended for a handbag, but I felt the print was a little too big..... and then after that I hesitated to cut into it because I like it so much and I was holding out for the 'perfect project'.  I'm pretty happy with how it has turned out.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

First sewing for 2013

It feels good to be back at the sewing machine.  2012 wasn't a productive sewing year and have missed it!

The brown top is a pattern-free garment.  It started out as a tube of fabric from which I cut out some armholes ad then slashed and hacked away until it was something I could wear.  It isn't perfect, but has quite a bit of potential.  I'm not that happy with the method I used for the hem.... will have to try something different next time.

The skirt is a simple 1/4 circle with a facing and an invisible zip.  I love the fabric and it has been in my stash for quite a while waiting for inspiration to strike.  The hem looks uneven in the photo.  I'm *think* it is straight and I put the skirt onto the dummy a bit wonky.....  I'll have to check it when I am wearing it.

All of the fabrics were from my stash.... I am focusing on sewing from the stash for 2013!


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