Posted by : shundra davis Mar 30, 2014
THIS is why I enjoy sewing!!
As a teen... I was an artist, I even attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts for Visual Drawing...anyway I digress... Like art , sewing allows me to create whatever I want . I have an "idea in my head and I create it !! THAT is so exciting for me! Sometimes it comes out spot on ... And sometimes I fail...miserable ... Either way I learn... And I grow ..That's really the point in it for me anyway ... GROWTH
Ok so THIS OUTFIT !!!
I have had this idea for a while, I originally wanted to use a black and white stripe print but when I saw this ....ALLL that went out the window!!
DETAILSShirt: Chess Print Cotton KnitSkirt: Stretch Suiting Fabric ( yes again) :)
Store : Handcok Fabrics
Cost : total 25.00 ( give or take a dollar or two )
To make this top I used an old t shirt pattern that I had made for myself . I had to take it in a tad because apparently I've lost a little weight since the last time I used it :)
The skirt I made on the fly. I measured my waist and added a Inch seam allowance. I then made a 4 inch waist band from that measurment. The skirt was a bit of trial and error . I started out by taking my waist measurement and cutting it on the fold for the FRONT piece , I then repeated the same steps for the back piece.
I cut it on a circle skirt method I'd learned......
The next time I make this skirt I plan to cut it a different way because there where parts of the skirt that ended up being longer than the other when I connected them . I hand laid the pleats and then pressed them. this proved to be a bit of a challenge because I wanted to get them as close to perfect as possible .
Bare with me Y'all !!I am definitely learning . I'm enjoying trying and experimenting with new fabrics and techniques . I do however believe that it is time to move on from the stretched suiting fabric considering I have used it in the last THREE projects!! :)
I have a little more of this red fabric so I may make a fitted skirt or something later:)...later
Anywooo!, I hope you like!
I just received some new fabrics from "Sew Blessed " so I am looking forward to playing around with those !
Until Next time!!!!