So I decided to sew along with the Super Online Sewing Match! One of my goals this year was to join in on a sew along or a sewing contest, and this one seemed like a great place to start. The first challenge is to sew an A-Line skirt (hey – does that sound familiar to anyone?) using the online Craftsy class Design and Sew and A-Line Skirt by Deborah Moebes. I have stalking Craftsy’s free classes for awhile – they are great!! But had yet to pull the trigger on purchasing one. But Craftsy has offered a 50% discount through SewMamaSew! Yep – couldn’t pass that up. And I am glad I didn’t – the class was great!! So that’s the nitty-gritty!
Thankfully people sewing along with the Super Online Sewing Match have more than a week to complete their garments! This is the plan….
Take this awesome vintage boarder print handkerchief linen found at an estate sale and add this red linen as a yoke to the top of the skirt. This vintage handkerchief linen was found at the estate sale of a local seamstress. Most of the linen had already been cut and basted together in a sort of “Mumu” dress. I have taken apart the dress and will use the fabric from it. Because its really quite pretty! I wish I knew the history of the fabric. The red linen was purchased locally – but it was already in my stash and I will probably use some cotton batiste to line the skirt. If I cant find any locally (which I probably can’t) I will use some Muslin.
You gotta have vision!!!
I spent last week working through the Craftsy course – and I drafted my skirt pattern and sewed up a muslin. Now we come to the problem! I decided to draft a pattern to fit my dress form. My poor, wonky, Craig’s List dress form. I swear I measured it – and still, as you can see there is practically no room for darts. So I must have measured it too tight. Or my son came along and made some adjustments to it. Which is entirely possible. I fiddled – and the muslin is too tight.
So next order of business – a new muslin!
This week is also Kids Clothes Week – which I am also attempting to participate in. I love sewing for my son – and have been making a lot of things for him lately!
What are you favorite types of things to sew?
Happy Sewing! Cindi