I first tackled this fun piece of rayon that I had originally bought thinking I'd make a blouse!! However, the more I looked at it, the more I thought that it would make a really nice skirt!! It's full and I love how it seems to flow when I walk!
"Which zipper shall I use?"
When I was able to begin work on the skirt, I became a woman on a mission and nothing was going to stop me from finishing the skirt in a day!! That is, until my Momma caught a glimpse of what zippers I was contemplating using!! Since I had just recently decided it was going to be a skirt I didn't have a zipper that matched so I was just going to use the closet matching zipper that we had on hand. Well, Mother insisted that I use a properly matched zipper instead of the brown or gray one I had picked out and so I called our Knight In Shining Armour (Daddy!!). He is always so happy and willing to run errands for those of us who can't, so he took his life in his hands and ventured into the fabric section at Wal-Mart to purchase a cream colored zipper! Thank you Daddy!
This was next on my list and had everything I needed to make it. The blouse has the tucks from Marmees pattern on it but is cut out from a different blouse pattern. Momma showed me how to transfer the tucks to this pattern, so I may make it again!
Lastly, I made myself an apron! I had talked about doing so for months but couldn't find "just the right piece of fabric". Upon arriving at the bottom of my fabric stash I found "the perfect fabric" for making an apron! I made the apron in an afternoon and am so tickled with the results!
I lined the apron as I wanted it to have a bit of substance to it and I wanted the extra thickness just in case I splashed liquids on it. I also turned the surged edges under to give it a more finished and "dignified" look. I'm so pleased with the results!
"The Sewing Room Mainstay"
Moppet and I fought constantly over who was going to be using the ironing board! The sewing chair was also in high demand between both of us and things became rather "hairy" amongst the two of us.
"Another Stash of Fabric"
It was nice knowing that I no longer had a pile of fabric, but that feeling lasted only a week. Momma and I have been to Hancocks two different times in the past two weeks and I now have another pile of fabric!! Sigh....... does this happen to anyone besides me?!