March 6, 2010

Trying Something New

I am really needing some new clothes, and while at my LQS the other day I saw some really cute skirts (and fabric of course). Fran (one of the sales ladies) convinced me that they are not hard at all to make. She then proceeded to take me around the shop and show me all sorts of cute fabric combos that would make really cute skirts…SO I ended up leaving with a pattern and telling her I would go home and break the news to my hubby that I needed MORE material to try my hand at this new adventure :) I also told her I would be back on Saturday. Well Saturday is here, and I am heading to see Fran today after lunch to purchase some cute black and white fabric for the skirt I am going to attempt to make. I got to looking at the pattern and realized that I have to put in a zipper (really nervous about that). I have never put in a zipper or a button or even attempted to make clothing so I am really nervous about how it is going to turn out. My MIL will be here next weekend and I am hoping to have the skirt made up to the point of the zipper so maybe she can help me….wish me luck!

Here is the pattern I am going to use. My skirt won’t be as scrappy :)


It is the Francesca by Serendipity Studio.

I have also ordered this pattern


This one is Favorite Things Cute Skirt. I plan on making one like the 2 in the middle…these do not have zippers :)

I am thinking about ordering this one too…




CJ said...

A whole new world of sewing has just opened up!! Have fun with it. I can't wait to see what fabrics you get today.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I can't wait to see the finished skirts! I still have yet to get brave enough to really try out clothing but I've seen some really cute clothes others have made! :)

AllieKatMom said...

Cute!! I will bring my book that tells you how to do a lot of clothes techniques so maybe that will help too! I need to make a few outfits for Aliya, I have 3 yards of fabric I plan on using so I guess its getting warm and I better get started. :)

Crystal Hendrix said...

Those are so cute! I bet you will look awesome in all of them!

Unknown said...

They are gorgeous! What is the name of the pattern you have on order? Zips seem far worse than they actually are so dont worry :) :)

amy and the bad cats said...

zips really aren't that bad, and invisible zippers not only look nicer, but are so much easier! if you want, at the guild meeting i can give you a quick lesson. it really is easy peasy! skirts are so fun, quick and easy to make that it can be addictive! oh, and jo-ann's is a great place to pick up patterns - watch for sales when they're under two bucks!

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