I finally wore my PP Bias Skirt made during a recent sewing retreat with Pamela Leggett.
I normally do not wear long skirts, I did not get on the maxi dress/skirt train. I did go with a midi length though. I wore this to work on Thursday. I like the drape of the fabric on the bias.
The skirt past the weariability test, not a lot of wrinkles. This is a rayon purchased from Fabric Mart that was in a kit to make a wrap dress by McCall's. It was called Pick Up Sticks and the little sticks remind me of that game I played a lot as a child.
After taking these pictures I realized that my black top tucked into the skirt left a blackish background under the skirt. I wore a flesh colored slip.
Some of the bias skirts shown by Pamela at the retreat were from some gorgeous fabrics that had great drape and very flattering. I do want to make a shorter version and plan to do so toward September.
I finished a Simplicity top pattern by Cynthia Rowley. Hope to wear it soon, here it is on A…
I posted a picture of this top on Instagram a week ago, a work in progress. I completed it and finally wore it to work. I took some pictures of this top after work deciding to shoot them outside in the front of the house. I am tired of the hallway, kitchen and bedroom photos.
I used the tripod and timer to take these. I have to say I was wondering to myself what are the neighbors thinking seeing me do this. Oh well, if they are curious enough they will ask.
Here is the hands on hip pose
and another hands on hips, not my best smile-it was hot outside
I love the fabric, a Nicole Miller design sold at JoAnn's; I like the top. It is a little wide in the neck area and would adjust that more so should I make this again. It is a boxy top with drop shoulder.
I think boxy tops are "okay" and work with slim pants or even a longer skirt; maybe even a more fitted short skirt. I don't wear them often.
This was to be an entry in the Pattern Review pattern from stash cont…
I wanted to replace my current iron. It was an okay iron and I have had it for three years. I read a great article about irons on Sie Macht. Then I came across this iron (affiliate link)
I was able to use this iron at the sewing session with Pamela Leggett. The steam with this iron is great. The best feature is the override of the auto shut off. I hate that feature on my current iron. Just as I am about to get up from the sewing machine or serger to press a seam or hem, the iron has shut off and waking it up is just annoying.
I found it on Nancy's Notions as well as Amazon. The price was similar but shipping with Amazon Prime just can't be beat! So my new iron arrived this past Tuesday and I have used it several times this week, most particularly today as I have spent lots of time in my sewing room. I finished my cold shoulder pattern. Review post soon!