Friday, April 27, 2007

Loving the New Skirt!

Take a look at my newly-sewn skirt---Simplicity Threads Collection 4146. The pattern was easy to sew, and I plan on making at least one more in this pattern. I pretty much followed the instructions, except that I lined the skirt and used an invisible zipper. The lining fabric is a dark brown....and I won't have to wear a slip! I was not pleased with the "grosgrain" ribbon I used on the inside waist because it didn't have any stretch when I tried steaming it into a slight curve. I don't think it was real grosgrain. I'm going to do some research on waist treatments because I like this method, just not the pseudo-grosgrain from WalMart. Any suggestions from those of you with experience? What about petersham? I've never used it. Overall though, the waist treatment came out fine, and I am pleased with the skirt. I think I'll wear it a lot this summer.

Now that Emily finally started growing some hair, it's coming in all curly and blonde. She reminds me a lot of when Heather was this age. We call Emily our little curlylocks. As for my hair....well, yes, I really do need a haircut!


  1. I love your new skirt! I wish I had one too! :-)

  2. Wow, that's really nice! I am in need of summer skirts, I want to make myself several! I'll have to keep this pattern in mind.

  3. Seems to me, your sister could use a skirt just like yours.. HINT HINT... love the color and pattern, and our hair looks the same since im growing it out.. but mine is all FRIZZ...
    Love ya!!!

  4. Lol, Theresa! Seems to me that my sister should get her sewing machine out and make herself a skirt. :-)

    Send me a picture of your hair. Oh, you can include the rest of you, too. Love ya bunches!

  5. ruth,
    what a gorgeous skirt! very feminine. i also peeked at your family site--you have a lovely family.

    caroline in ny

  6. Ruth,

    I love the skirt...the style and the fabric. As for the waistband.....I have used twill tape before with some success. It may not do much better than the ribbon though.

  7. Lindsay, my dd, used folded bias tape to do a skirt last year. She used it on the waist and the hem. Here is a picture that you can see what it looks like

  8. O.K., my link didn't work, I'm going to try this and see if it will
    skirt picture