Sew I realized that if I am aiming for fashion I should take more fashionable pictures. I'm asking my "photographer" to help me and will try not to jump the gun and take pictures looking like an old spinster haha
Instead I will try to keep my composure, put my excitement aside, and take the time to properly represent my wardrobe
Here I am, all dolled up and ready to leave to work in my awesome new outfit:
Now it is time for bed sew I must put my excitement away and catch some Zz's
Today is sewglorious! For starters: I didn't need to take any migraine medicine. That in itself was a huge gift! Then I finished my first pencil skirt which included my first zipper in clothing and 2 darts =/. And to top it all off I destashed some fabric to make a cute cherry headband and a "sock" to hold my plastic bags... Sew for starters I will show off my long awaited pencil skirt.
Amazingly I made this skirt using a fabric remnant I got at Joann's for 50% off... isn't that rad!
Sew I was really struggling trying to figure out how to sew darts in. I couldn't do it without getting this awful bubble... I tried and tried time after time last night until 230am before i decided it would be better to just go to sleep.
I posted this picture in a forum on craftster.org and asked for help. After some help and research I got the skirt much smoother on the bottom. So I adjusted what was necessary and finished off my top hem this afternoon. Here's my finished product:
(notice the smoother backside)
here is a close up of the zipper. I did very well in keeping everything straight and in place
I added a mini slit in the back center
I am super in love with my new skirt! and i feel my confidence growing to keep a new wardrobe flowing
in my surfing I found a tutorial for this cute little headband and made this today as well
it only took a scrap of fabric! it was sew quick and easy
i plan on making another wrap skirt next and taking pictures step by step to make you all a tutorial
now i have to skiddadle and get ready for the work week ahead... *sigh*
in my constant need to be crafting these days i did a mini project tonight. i am way too tired to start anything big, so i decided to take a stab at sewing a yo-yo. it came out just perfectly sized for a hair clip.
i added a star button and bobby pin and voila!
now i have to build an outfit around it for tomorrow hahaha
i was also comparing seam from the 3 garments i have made and couldn't help but laugh... you can tell i am improving:
all the garments are turned inside out to show the seams...
the one on the left is the pj shorts i made a while ago... the seams stayed together but frayed everywhere when i washed them (oops lol)
the one on the right is the skirt i made early last week ... i was getting better but still couldnt figure out how to hide the fraying
and in the middle is the skirt i finished yesterday... looking pretty professional =D
i have had one BUSY day and this whole time change is throwing me off so i am going to sleep now
I bought this fabric years ago with the intention of making an awesome skirt...
Best thing is... I can wear it at work without breaking dress code and I will still feel like myself
The hardest thing for me moving to a conservative area in Texas from good ol' SoCal was fitting in to my environment without losing who I am...
Now I do not have a full tutorial to follow but I do have some pictures of different stages
I will definitely be making another one of these skirts and will make a full tutorial for you then...
I had to iron about 3 yards of fabric. I must admit... Never in my life have I touched an iron as much as I do now that I am sewing hahah
I cut out a trapezoid newspaper pattern to fit my measurements
I traced the pattern 3 times onto my fabric with tailors chalk
I cut the segments out with my handy dandy rotary cutter
(didn't slice any of myself this time... thank goodness!)
At the point of this picture all 3 segments were sewn together and I was hemming the bottom... I added some ric-rac for detail
Here is a close-up of my seams... they are getting sew much more professional. This is called a french seam and was explained to me on one of my posts on craftster.org. I loooove that site! I dont think I could make it this far without it. Sew many people sharing ideas and knowledge.
Look how long the skirt is across my full size bed
a close up of the draw string because i am proud of my work there
I laid out the skirt for a photo but its proved hard to get the right color... too much flash in some not enough in others... oh well. let me asure you it is fuschia
and here i am.... super proud of my new skirt from Lily Bean Boutique
Sew FINALLY i have made a skirt! i have been wanting to make a skirt fo seeeeeeeeew long but it has intimidated me to the max! i found a super easy pattern last night and even had everything i needed to make it ASAP... so i stayed up until it was done and wore my skirt with pride today. It is an elastic waistband (still scared of zippers lol). I got the tutorial from this blog and just tweaked what was needed for my sizing. It was such an AMAZING feeling today wearing something i made..... sew here it is, my first skirt ever