Monday, September 17, 2012

Dreaming of a Dreamsicle

So one project I started...hmmm probably in July...was finally finished last week. I made my very first pencil skirt! Super exciting, huh? I used this pattern in the pencil skirt length.

 Sorry for the not so fab pictures. Because we took these pictures right after church, the sun is harsh and my clothes are a bit wrinkly from sitting for 3 hours. I plan to get better shots, sometime, but thought I'd blog about it now. I'm worried that I'd never get around to it later :)
I picked that pattern because of the back of the skirt. I liked how the slit in the back wasn't really a slit, but more of a pleat.

I found this fabric at this fabric store. It's a type of sateen cotton (machine washable-perfect for a mom). The fabric has a slight sheen and is a bit stretchy, which means it sews like a woven fabric, but has more forgiveness like a knit. It is an orange and off-white paisley print-which reminds me of a Dreamsicle...yummy summer goodness :) (For those of you that don't know what a Dreamsicle is, think a Popsicle with orange sherbet-type out side and vanilla ice cream inside. Totally delicious!)
 I even put in two different zippers...the pattern called for a regular zipper, but I decided (once the regular zipper was in the skirt) that an invisible zipper would look better. I was right, but it took some extra time to remove the first zipper and sew in the second. I also used an invisible hem on the skirt.

Me being goofy while the Hubs takes pictures...But I can totally say I am super happy with how the skirt turned out! And now I'm dreaming of a Dreamsicle :)

Have you done any sewing for yourself lately?


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