Best Laid Plans - Remember all of that sewing time that I was planning on while our floors were being refinished? What was I thinking? The first few days were okay, in sp...
Monday, November 23, 2009
City girl turned country for a day. I made this lovely skirt in another paisley fabric, pink paisley. I love pink. I love paisleys.
We went to visit some friends in the country on their 130 acres. We carved pumpkins and ate dinner. The kids played outside while the adults visited. We had a wonderful time hanging out with friends. And it was a great place to take pictures of my McCall's 4875 skirt. It was so easy to make and is so comfortable to wear.
Construction tip: Do you know how long it takes to hem a circle skirt with this much fabric? A long time. I'll let you in on a little secret. It took me less than ten minutes. I didn't have to use any pins, and I didn't even have to fold up the hem, iron it or anything. I used a hemming foot. You just place the raw edge of the bottom of the skirt fabric in the foot, press the presser foot, and the foot does all of the work. It folds it and stitches it. Try it. You'll love it.
I'll post some pictures of the pumpkin carving on my art blog sometime during the week after Thanksgiving.
My daughter made some mittens for her baby doll and a bonnet for her Barbie. It's so sweet. I know it would mean so much to her if you were able to take the time to stop by her blog and pay her a visit and say hi in the comment box.
I'm participating in the Sew Mama Sew December Giveaway December 2nd. I've chosen an awesome prize to giveaway. Check back Tuesday for details.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!