March 20, 2010
Only ninety-seven of these babies to go.
After dinner this evening, I got out the scissors and overlocker and cut and sewed another Kwik Sew pull-on knit skirt. This one is a gift for my sister.
I made her skirt using a length of crinkle jersey and a sequin and lace embellished, tie-dyed mesh. The mesh was pretty tricky to work with, but I did manage to sew the whole skirt from start to finish using just my overlocker. I used the rolled hem feature for the first time and I quite liked the way it finished the mesh fabric.
It feels reassuring to have a pattern in my repertoire that is so quick and easy to make. Learning dressmaking is challenging - and sometimes frustrating or demoralising - so quick wins are a great counterbalance. (Did you think I was only joking about the other 97 skirts?).
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