Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Day sewing and Think Pink is done!

Since my beau didn't want me spending any money on lingerie, I decided to see if I could make something for Valentine's Day. I decided to use a yard of really lightweight black knit that I've had in my stash for years to make a little nightie. I used a camisole pattern from New Look that has also been in my stash for years, along with some ribbon for the straps and drawstrings at the neckline. I think it turned out rather well, except for the hem. I hate sewing with knit, it never does what I want it to. I plan to wear it with a pair of black underwear. Simple.

My Think Pink skirt is DONE! I put the zipper in by hand the other day, and added the facings and hemmed it today. I plan to wear it to work tomorrow with a brown blouse and brown boots.

I have several other projects with me, right now I'm trying to decide if I want to work on one of them or just pick up my embroidery for the rest of the evening. I have also worked on it over the last few days, block seven of twelve is almost done. At least I think its block number might only be six...

EDIT Ended up working on my blue and white cotton skirt (now named the City Bluescape skirt). I evened all the edges of both fabrics (blue and white pattern and white muslin) by tearing them. In the process, I started a tear through the middle of the blue and white pattern fabric so I decided it would be a four panel skirt instead of the two I had originally planned on and just tore the fabric in two, then in two again. Then I did the same to the white muslin. Next came pinning the white muslin to the bottom of the blue and white print. The white ended up a little longer than the print, so I marked the middle of both, lined them up and pinned, then pinned each end, next I pinned end from each end til I reached the center and then I made a pleat on each side of the center pin. I repeated this on all four panels, then stitched the white to the print. Next came stitching the panels together. So now I have a four paneled skirt that just needs hemmed and elastic-ed.

A bientot!

Miss Leah J Wilde

1 comment:

  1. You should show more pictures of your sewing projects. I'd love to see the skirt.