I’ve finished the first summer sewing project of 2014. Alexander Henry recently released a new Frida Kahlo fabric that you can see here. I found it absolutely wonderful, and ordered the one I linked to in the navy background and several of the complementary prints as well. My plan is/was to make one skirt for me and one to sell on Etsy. Most importantly, my skirt is finished:
I added the set of three tiny ruffles to go right across the butt for a little Salsa attitude and I’m wearing it to a party on Saturday. After having my serger for at least 5 years, I finally realized that the reason my rolled edge stitching never worked quite right is because I didn’t realize it was telling me to flip a lever. Sigh. Just when you think you’re a genius and the best ever, you figure out something like that. Stay humble!
I’ve had to adjust my skirt sloper since I’ve shifted to a gluten free diet, as I’ve lost at least three inches at my waist. I didn’t do it for weight loss, but rather to see if it would help with inflammation and IBS, which I can report that it has. The more shapely waist is just a fringe benefit. It also means there are three skirts in my closet that I made last year that I now have to do extensive alterations on so that they fit me again. Or I”ll just make more clothes….
Also, I have started going through some of my boxes of stock (read:hoarding) and found this fun, vintage caftan that I listed on Etsy this afternoon:
I’m already working on the next sewing project, so it’s back to the studio for me.