Tuesday, July 17, 2007

One down...

Pattern: McCalls 4306 view A



As expected, the skirt didn't take that long to make, there are only two pattern pieces (no waist band). The hardest part was putting in the zipper. You do *not* get a close-up of the zipper. ;) I wanted to wear it today, but the dang weather is not cooperating!



Next on the sewing machine:


Anyone want to come over, fold my laundry, vacuum, empty the dishwasher & pay the bills so I can keep sewing?

10 comments:

michael5000 said...

Damn! Great start to your ProjectFinishAThon! Looks like a nice skirt, too!

Zonda said...

Great looking skirt there!! Um..if you find someone to do that, send them my way when you are done! ;)

melody said...

lovely skirt! The chili pepper fabric is very cute, too.

Bezzie said...

Nice!! Zippers are scary.

Libby said...

Yeah, I was going to say the same thing, but now I guess I will have to wait until your housework angel goes to zonda's house before they can come to me :-P

Lovely skirt, don't worry about the zipper, I admire you for even trying it! Every single skirt I make has a drawstring!

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Magatha said...

So if you're going to sew clothing too, Taunton Press (IK's publisher) has a great resource in Threads magazine. The print version and the online articles are invaluable, for basics like zippers and not so basic stuff as you advance in skill. (I am a 'non-practicing sewing expert. I really need to get back into it too. I can't stand all my store bought clothes.)
Installing a zipper. The main thing is to remember it is not a 'fast' part of your clothing construction, it takes time and patience.
Read this: http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00168.asp

Cool skirt! Good job.

Rebel said...

Thanks everyone! Magatha, thanks for the link, I'll have to read that.

Libby - if you want to do a step up from a drawstring skirt, but are still not ready for a zipper, try a wrap skirt with a button. If your machine has a button-hole setting it's really easy.

Magatha said...

Just a quick note to correct myself. Taunton does not publish IK. I cannot figure out why I thought that, but I stand corrected, by myself. :-)

Anyway, the quality of Threads magazine is equal to that of IK.

Batty said...

I love, love, love that pepper fabric. It's beautiful and funky.