Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring Skirt

I've been on a skirt kick lately. Mostly because I'm in desperate need of skirts in my wardrobe. Has anyone else noticed how it's hard to buy modest skirts anymore? Since I'm 5"9 it's even harder for me to find a cute skirt thats long enough. This is where sewing comes in handy.

I found this fabric in the discount bin at Joanns a year ago and fell in love with it. Then I came across this free pattern online and knew it would be perfect. Since my fabric was see through I had to add lining. I decided just to serge the lining and the fabric together then make the skirt. Not sure if that is the correct way of doing it, but meh I follow my own rules. I love the fit of this skirt and it doesn't look homemade when it's finished. I got a ton of compliments at church on Sunday. When I told people that I made it they couldn't believe it. I think I have my new favorite skirt!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hawaiian Skirt

Since we had fun sewing the Easter dresses together, Britney and I decided to have another sewing night. We decided to make skirts using this tutorial. We had a little too much fun sewing with everyone because we stayed up till 2 am. We paid for that the next day, but hey we had cute skirts to show for it.

I got the fabric while we were in Hawaii. I think it makes a fun and comfortable summer skirt. Now we just need some good weather so I can wear it!

Easter Dress

Right before we left for Hawaii I made a new friend in our ward. I found out that she loves to sew too. When we were over there, her husband bet her that she wouldn't finish her little girl Easter dresses on time. Well, we couldn't have him win that bet so we got together the next week and finished two of these adorable Easter dresses. I'm happy to report that not only did she win the bet and get a free dinner, but her girls looked adorable on Easter Sunday. We used this free pattern and tutorial.