Sunday was a productive day in the Haley and Jeremy household. I baked cinnamon rolls for brunch, beat world 6 in Super Mario Bros. Wii, hemmed a pair of pants, and finished making a new winter skirt.
I’ve sewn skirts in the past, but this was my first skirt stitched from a traditional pattern. I’m trying to develop stronger sewing skills, so, with this project, I was determined to actually follow all of the directions and not take any shortcuts. I already had Wendy Mullin’s Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe on my bookshelf, so I settled on her simple a-line skirt pattern and followed the instructions she provided. Sewing by the book did not disappoint: I learned the ins and outs of facing, the reason you should always press your patterns flat and your seams open, and how to properly place a dart. The skirt came out looking well made, and survived its first Monday in the office with no problems at all.
The end result: I don’t ever want to spend money a store-bought skirt again. (Okay, unless Anthropologie is having a sale.)
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