Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Skirts :)

Ever since I was a very little girl, I have loved dresses and skirts.
Now that I can sew, I have enjoyed actually being able to make my dress or skirt designs! My ideas are no longer confined to my imagination, or a piece of paper.... which makes me very glad that God has given me the abilities and supplies needed to do so.
I was given a sewing machine when I was 10 or 11, by a very sweet lady who's mother-in-law had given it to her. But, she didn't sew at all, and didn't use it.... so she gave it to me :). I am very grateful.
A sewing machine, you know, is a very, very important necessity when it comes to sewing your own clothes.
Unfortunately, my ambitious, 10-or-11-year-old self didn't know how to take care of a sewing machine.... Fortunately, my Brother machine was used only off-and-on.... until a few months ago. I haven't oiled it in many years. And at the rate I use it, it should be oiled every other week.
So I downloaded a free PDF manual, and I'm going to oil it soon, hopefully tonight.

Meanwhile, I've been hand stitching some small projects, and organizing my fabric supply.

ANYWAYS, the title says "skirts". Here's my latest ideas.

I like this one at Maurices, just without some of the "distress".... anyone have any patterns to suggest? (ha, ha... that rhymes:)

One of these days, I'll sew a denim Prairie skirt, like A or B.

(this pattern is Simplicity 2609)

I like this pattern (Simplicity 2655) too. The one with black flowers, maybe slightly longer, in denim.

I'm also thinking of sewing a just below knee length skirt that's very full and flouncy. (sorry... I don't have a pic to explain)

Which should I make first? Vote on the side bar!


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