Sunday, April 06, 2008
More Ottobre Sewing
Yes, I've been sewing again from my Ottobre 1/08 magazine, and for Emily again. This time I made the "Hugs" t-shirt and "Misty" skirt.
After reading on the Ottobre discussion list about how difficult the instructions were for the this t-shirt, I was surprised how nicely and easily it went together for me.
Instead of putting in a zipper on the skirt, I sewed a bias-cut casing to the top tier and inserted elastic through the casing. I just could not see using a zipper for a 2-year old! I am pleased with the results of the bias casing and elastic. I love how the skirt has an underlayer that is longer than the top layer.
The top is a size 98, and the skirt is a size 104. The knit fabric for the top came from my stash, but I bought the cotton skirt fabric.
I love how this outfit looks on Emily; it will be perfect for the warm months ahead.
Next on the sewing agenda---the "Daisy" shirt for my 11 year old. I have already traced the pattern but probably won't have time to sew until Wednesday or Thursday. Sometimes life just gets in the way of sewing.... :-)