I got my sewing machine back!!

Finally, after almost three weeks. . .

So I whipped up this cute little skirt from Sew What! Skirts by Francesca DenHartog. It’s pretty similar to the Angry Chicken’s 5 Minute Skirt (pdf). I know now that if I make another elastic waistband skirt that I should put in some darts before I create the waistband. I still like the skirt a lot – it’s really comfortable and I love the fabric. I can’t wait to make some more from this book. 🙂

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9 Comments

  1. Posted September 11, 2008 at 9:06 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love it! And I love that fabric — I think you made a good choice to use it as a skirt. Glad your machine is fixed, too!

  2. elliek
    Posted September 11, 2008 at 9:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    You amaze me! You just got your machine back and you’re already whipping out skirts! It looks great!

  3. kaylebug
    Posted September 11, 2008 at 11:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    Beth, that looks so cool!! I have been missing my sewing machine since I’ve been at school! I want to learn how to make dresses and skirts and bags. One weekend when I’m home, we should have sewing party and you can teach me all your mad skills..
    🙂

  4. Elizabeth
    Posted September 11, 2008 at 11:29 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks ladies!

    Kayle – we certainly have a sewing day when you’re back in town – although I’m not sure what ‘mad skills’ you’re talking about. 🙂

  5. Posted September 12, 2008 at 7:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    hooray!!! i’ve made one skirt in my life and it was a wrap around skirt when i was like 12. it was terrible. maybe i’ll give skirts another try. this is a cute one…

  6. Posted September 12, 2008 at 8:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    Oh, this skirt was so easy. SO easy. I only had to sew 4 staight lines. Doesn’t get much better than that. Eventually I will take on a zippered skirt, but for now, elastic works for me. 🙂

  7. Posted September 12, 2008 at 9:58 am | Permalink | Reply

    I wish they sold some of the FOE in stores here…I would like to try some of it on the waistband of a skirt. I found some think ribbed FOE, but it looked like the elastic you find on granny panties. Bummer.

  8. Posted September 12, 2008 at 9:59 am | Permalink | Reply

    “think” was supposed to say “kind” — don’t know what is going on with my brain today! Whoa! 🙂

  9. Elizabeth
    Posted September 12, 2008 at 10:37 am | Permalink | Reply

    I wish they sold FOE here too . . . I was thinking about that when I was making the skirt. It seems like it would be so easy to use!

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