Before we get to my first skirt, here is Luke, obviously thrilled with the adorable hat I made him. Just thought I'd share that so you can see it actually fits! Yay!
And again, thanks to Anna from Noodleheads for being my first interview subject for The Sewing Circle series! To read Anna's thoughts about sewing, click here!
OK, onto the skirts!
I knocked out my first skirt for The Summer of No Pants in two hours Wednesday afternoon. All hail naptime! Both kids actually slept for three hours. It was a-MAZ-ing! And it felt good to get my first skirt done.
Let's take a look!
It's the skirt from the My Growing Home tutorial. Like, the exact same skirt. Same fabric anyway. And I followed the tutorial nearly exactly, except for a few small things.
For one thing, I only had 1 inch elastic on hand, so I used that instead of 1.5 inch. I wonder how big of a difference that makes. The skirt doesn't lay as well as I'd like in front. It billows a little, making for an unattractive "front-butt" look, if I'm not minding it and flattening it and readjusting it constantly.
The only problem I had with the tutorial came on the final step. Instead of sewing between two marks one way, I sewed the other way. Like, I sewed the sides instead of along the front. This meant I had to get creative when I inserted my elastic into the casing, and leave one-inch gaps along the sides of the front. This is hard to describe, and you probably have no idea what I'm talking about. In the end, the mistake really didn't matter much, so let's just leave it at that.
Ooooh, and this skirt is my first with pockets! Very easy to add. Love having pockets. My only concern is that they don't always lay correctly. Maybe I just need to iron some more, eh?
So there you go. One skirt down. Three to go!
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