I started a project about 2 days into my Cape Cod vacation, but got distracted by life and other things. I purchased this silky green Ikat-ish fabric from the Etsy shop, Shop at Moxie. It is described as being a vintage fabric from the 50’s, a cotton sateen. I saw it on Etsy and I just had to have it!!!
Yesterday I decided to finish what I had started. Jim, the boys and I had a cook-out to go to and I needed “something” to wear. I continued and finished sewing a skirt from the New Look Pattern 6872.
It is a simple gathered skirt, but with the fabric I chose, I didn’t need something complicated! This lovely green textile spoke for itself. The pattern for the skirt consists of 2 waistband pieces and 1 skirt piece cut 2 times for the front and back piece. Easy Peasey!!
Here is the finished product.
I think it would have been better with some seam pockets. Well, live and learn, right?! I always like to have a place to hang my hands. 🙂
I think I will be purchasing a crinoline from the Etsy shop Swank Underpinnings. This shop owner creates some beautiful slips that would add lots of body to my skirt, thus making my waist seem small! An illusion, so to speak!
Anyway, I have some really fun sewing projects planned for the next few days. I will be sewing up a pair of Jennifer Paganelli Tommy Boxer Shorts. I downloaded the pattern from her Sis Boom Website. I am swooning over all her beautiful fabrics. So much so, that I can’t decide which fabrics to order!!!! You should go on over to Sis Boom and check it out. I am also working on my first Give-Away. I would love for you all to participate, and try to win a little something from me. My way of thanking you! Stay tuned for more details to come!
As always, have a great day and thanks for visiting!