Sunday, May 27, 2012


Life has been so busy lately that I haven't taken much time to indulge in serious sewing fun!  But today I was shopping with my Mom and we stopped in at one of my favorite stores, Joann's.  While there I decided I needed (yes, needed) to make a new skirt! 
I wanted to make a long skirt as I really love the look of longer skirts.
 So off I went to find a new pattern - -and one that wouldn't cost a fortune!  (What happened to $1.95 patterns?? Oh how I miss those!)  I usually look for patterns by McCalls or Simplicity but today I found something new. . .

So now that I had a pattern it was time to find the perfect fabric.  It didn't take long before I found fabric I really liked. . .and it was on sale!!

I checked the Joann's app on my iPhone and had a 10% off everything coupon, which was GREAT news, so off I went to get my fabric measured and cut and I was ready for my new project.  My mom has a great portable singer sewing machine that I often use when I'm at my parents for a visit. 

 First step, cutting out the pattern:

 I decided to line my skirt (hence the white fabric in the photo). It didn't take long to cut out the pieces and begin sewing. I was surprised by how quickly the project moved along. I am almost finished- -just need to make a casing and add in the elastic for the waist, which I will complete tomorrow at home!  So here's a peek at the "almost completed" skirt project


I forgot how much fun it is to make a skirt- -such a quick and relatively simple project!  Now to search my closet to find just the right top to wear with it!