Added Aug 14, 2009
This fabric has a story. My wonderfully doting and proud parents LOVE to tell all our family, friends, and neighbors about my sewing interest, and because of that I get a lot of donated sewing supplies (including fabric, notions, and recently a 3 year old computerized Singer XL 1000 with detachable embroidery arm!) for free. One of our neighbors dropped off some fabric for me one day that she said she wasn’t going to use. It was mostly novelty prints, including Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day themes. Believe it or not, I saw potential in the red and white fabric that pictured hearts and lacey-doily type things on it. It would be a dress!!!
I started it as a wrap dress with a full skirt and v-shaped neckline. Pretty soon, I just wanted it to be done! So I ripped the seams attaching the skirt to the top, whipped up a waistband, and installed a zipper. And, being completely inexperienced in hemming circle skirts I stupidly decided it would be best to hand sew the hem. Let me tell you, after 2 hours of this you’ll be the crankiest seamstress on the planet; you will however, have an adorable skirt that makes you feel super glamorous :D
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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