Life after Work

Trying to sew

Inspired by Kristin, another Yarn School alum, I got a book from the library that teaches sewing skirts without patterns. Since I already know I have to return the book soon (can’t extend it, it is that popular) I dragged John into Joann’s to go fabric and notion shopping yesterday. I didn’t really get started sewing until today, though, because we did some cleaning and sorting (yes, even me). And I also made some progress knitting my swallowtail lace shawl – I’m almost done actually.

I was so nervous about cutting the fabric I ended up procrastinating until noon today! And it was my first time inserting a zipper so that took just about forever! Well, by the end of the day I had a skirt shape that fits more or less (at least it is a little too loose rather than too tight) and has a working zipper, but since the fabric I chose is fairly transparent in the right (or, rather, wrong) light, I didn’t finish the waistline and hem and instead talked John into another Joann’s run – to buy cotton lining fabric. Now I’m in uncharted territory because the book doesn’t talk about how to add a lining and I only know what online searches have told me  so far. I suppose I’ll try to throw caution to the wind in the next few days. So far all I’ve done is wash and iron the lining so I can cut the shapes when I feel brave.

I think I’ll end up buying that book.

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One Response to “Trying to sew”

  1. You can do it, Caroline! I know you can. I’ve never done a skirt lining, either, but think of it like a second skirt, just a titch (the technical term) smaller so it doesn’t make the skirt get all wonky. You can do it, you can do it!

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