Remember about a month ago when I decided to try making a whole quilt in a day?
Well, today I'm trying another sewing challenge.
This may not seem like a major deal to some... But keep in mind...
I am not much of a seamstress. (that's putting it very VERY lightly!)
I am trying to learn.... Come learn with me!
Not scary yet huh? After your in-seams are all cut, you want to cut up the front seam.
I cut mine almost all the way up to the zipper.
(Note- don't cut quite that far! leave yourself an inch or so under the zipper.)
Next I pinned the two front edges together.
You'll have to over-lap your fabric on the top so the leg pieces will meet all the way down.
Just play with it... and pin it all flat.
(so far, so good!)
That looks Good doesn't it?
Now to recap, you have what looks like a skirt in front, but you still have a big upside down V cut out of the back. (don't worry, we'll get to that soon)
At this point I tried it on (Careful of the pins!! OUCH!!). It is wonderful! But. It is rather form-fitting. and I decided that I am too
Plump, Fat, Bumpy, Fluffy, curvaceous, for a straight-line skirt. So Now I'm working on a fuller, Plan B.
Stay tuned for plan B. It's on it's way!!!
Ok, I decided I have a little too much "me" to pull off a straight form fitting skirt.
So I did NOT join the two legs together to make a solid jeans skirt in the front.
What I did instead was make the front the way I was planning on making the back of the skirt.
I cut my pretty floral skirt in half and used one half to fill in the opening in the front of the skirt.
(the big Up-side down V)
I gathered the floral fabric so it would be flowie (is that a word?) then just stitched the whole thing up.
Here it is all sewn
(well the front of it at least.)
I have only broken 2 needles so far.
Denim is tough on those needles.!
So far, I think it's going GREAT!!
I'll be back soon with an update as I work on the back of the skirt.
Wish me luck!
I almost didn't come back to post this update.
It's not that I don't like the way the skirt turned out.
I do... I really do! I think it's cute!
As a matter of fact, my neighbor came over when I was trying it on and she loved it!
She even wants me to make one for her!
I sewed the back just like I did the front. I pleated it
(ok it's SO not a pleat, pleats are formal, pleats are what a seamstress would make! Its bunched up.. ok?? I bunched it up) so it would flow pretty. Then I stitched it right on up.
It's better to run a double row of stitching so it's more stable.
Then I tried it on....
It felt good (like my favorite jeans)...
So I asked worker #3 to snap a picture of the back so you could see how it went together.
ummmm There is a reason you have not seen pictures of my backside...
(I cried a little bit when I saw it.)
The thrill of my new cute skirt was crushed.
All I saw was
W I D E L O A D
I plan to snip any raw edges and let them fray a little bit.
And I need to cut it to the right length.
I'll post finished pics.
On a HANGER!! not my big ole butt..
no-one needs to see that again!