Sunday, January 19, 2014

Parade of Skirts- Part-2

Pattern Description: Self drafted pencil skirt with an elastic waist.

Pattern Sizing: Combination of sizes 12 for the front skirt and size 14 for the back skirt. Also the waist was drafted 2 inches smaller than the hip measurement in order to give the skirt shaping.

Were the instructions easy to follow? This was straight stitch sewing. If you are a beginner check You Tube out for videos that will teach you how to sew an elastic waist skirt.

 What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There was nothing to dislike.

What I like about this pattern? The pattern was drafted to fit my proportions and it to accommodate the properties of the fabric.                                          

Fabric Used: 1 ¼ yd of 50-inch wide medium weight Ponte knit fabrics in navy blue, black and camel; was purchased at 35 street Fabrics on 35 streets between 7th and 8th avenue in New York City, New York.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern was altered twice after the first and second skirts were sewed. A total of 2-inches were removed from the side seams because the fabric was a knit it did not need all the ease that I added to the pattern when it was drafted.  The end results is a figure hugging pencil skirt. The skirts are lined with lingerie fabric.

Would you sew it again? Yes, skirts are a must have in my working wardrobe.

 Would you recommend it to others?  I recommend having a TNT basic skirt pattern. You can draft a simple skirt pattern or buy one. As long as you have a pattern that fits your figure.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Parade of Skirts- First Projects of 2014

My sewing mojo took a vacation without my consent and now it has decided that it’s time to come back home. I don’t have sewing plans or resolution for 2014. Instead I have one simple goal: take it easy, enjoy, sew slowly and consistently. My first project for 2014 were two lined navy blue Ponte knit skirts with an elastic waist. The fabrics were purchase last summer (2013) on one of my shopping/luncheon all about sewing and friendship adventures with my sewing buddies. A total of 6 pieces of Ponte knits (two of each, black, navy and caramel) were purchased. At the time of purchase I knew that I was in desperate need of skirts in basic colors to add to my work wardrobe. I made two navy blue Ponte knit skirts this weekend. Here I am wearing the one of the navy blue skirt. Next, I will work on the caramel color and it should be assemble line sewing. In the next post I will do a review of the pattern I drafted. Later.

Below is a view of the wrong side of the skirt

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year
To everyone who takes to the time to read my blog, thank you.
To the ladies who sent me an e-mail to inquire about my absence, thank you.
I am happy this morning because 2014 is here. A new year means new beginning, a time for us to start over, regenerate, make plans, etc. I've not written a post in months; however I keep up with the blogosphere. Many of you made wonderful garments, crochet or knit awesome garments, let's not forget the beautiful needlework creations. Last year I became insanely addicted to You-Tube, I subscribed to soooo many you tube channels. To all the vloggers  who take the time to make videos, thank you, I appreciated.

In addition to becoming insanely addicted to You-Tube, Pinterest became another addiction of mine,no surprise here. Let me end this post by wishing everyone good health, strenght and prosperity.

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