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!