Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Skirting the Issue

Well today was more of an errand day than anything else. I did find some new, clearance fabrics at JoAnn's! I always go to the remnants and red tags first. Luckily, today I found everything I needed/wanted and didn't have to pay full price. Here is the haul (a good mix of chiffon, flannel, cotton and corduroy):

Since I was so fabric inspired today, I thought I would share some of the skirts I have made in the past year. All three of these were made in class at the Singer Factory downtown. The nice thing about making your own clothes is that you know they will fit! Even after all of the cheesecakes and pork chops, I can still put any one of these on without hassle. ;) Here are the skirts in chronological order of which they were made:

Skirt #1 - Classic Pencil

Skirt #2 - Short and Gathered

Skirt #3 - Classic Pencil, elongated w/kick pleat (not shown here)

So there they are. I'd like to say a special thanks to my model, Heloise. She does such a good job of holding them all up. Time to brainstorm my new fabric projects...


  1. Did you make these at the SInger sewing class??

  2. Yes, I did! Starting out, it took about 5 weeks to make the first skirt. (I was very green still). The other 2 took about 2-3 weeks (2 hours per class). There isn't really a strict curriculum. Find a pattern you like, and Nancy walks you through it. ;)