DIY Sewing

Still Skirting The Issue

So, I’ll admit it. I’m getting slightly addicted to sewing. And I can’t sew. Remember that. However, a couple of my online friends have been sewing up a storm and I have decided to join the movement. Thanks Dana & Kathy!

So, here is a skirt that I tried from a tutorial that I got here . She did and absolutely fantastic job of explaining things, I just did a fantastically horrible job of following directions. However, I love my version of the skirt and will be wearing it out during our cruise to the Bahamas. I after all made it. And it fits, and it has elastic in the waist, so I can eat just a little bit more. *BONUS*

Here is another skirt that I just made, and I kind of pieced things together. Mr. Nicholes and Mor-Mor (that’s my mother – remember) helped me out with it. I got the gas face from my mom because as usual, I started something without having all of the items that I wanted (this time it was a zipper) and had to figure out a different way of doing it. No need to worry, I’ll be off to JoAnn Fabric’s later today to get more fabric AND a zipper to make another version of this skirt sans the elastic. However, elastic is your friend. It’s wonderful, no matter how toddler like you may feel in it.

So here’s THAT venture into adventures in sewingland:

I think that I did an okay job. What about you guys?

Help me out here and link to some sewing projects that you’ve recently done. I think that I’m starting to like this enough to go into doing a pair of pants for myself. *bites nails*

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Dana
    October 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Yay – They both look great! You need to try the comfy PJ pants I did…you’ll never want to take them off.

    And you can see that I’m on to things other than sewing clothes until I get my skill level up. I need something more forgiving than apparel to work my kinks out on.

    • Reply
      The Houseful
      October 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      More forgiving? Like what?! I’m staying safe with skirts and all of that good stuff until I can learn how to read Vogue patterns. LOL!

      Next up is a maxi skirt.

  • Reply
    Rae
    October 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    You did a great job Mrs. Nicholes. I need to dust off my sewing machine. It has to be angry at me by now. LOL

    • Reply
      The Houseful
      October 10, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      It still loves you I promise. How about Mr. Nicholes is probably mad because it is actually HIS sewing machine. We’re having an affair and I love it.

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    Elisabeth
    October 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    It looks fantastic! I can’t tell from the picture that you did anything wrong–seriously. Have an awesome time in the Bahamas:).

    • Reply
      The Houseful
      October 10, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      Elisabeth, you are so kind! What happened is I cut the fabric pieces too large and had to use elastic around the entire waistband – almost – but it gives it a girlier look than I imagined. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Thank you so much for coming by!

  • Reply
    Diahl
    October 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I love the skirts! Even more inspiration for me to start learning.

    • Reply
      The Houseful
      October 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Get to it Diahl! I promise you’ll enjoy it. Well maybe a little bit in case you have to rip seams like I did. A lot. LOL!

  • Reply
    Aisha G of Hartlyn Kids
    October 10, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I will take two skirts. Thanks.

    • Reply
      The Houseful
      October 10, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      I will take that red purse in exchange.

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