Sunday, July 31, 2011

I Was Inspired

I got this shirt for 18¢ and decided I wanted to wear it to church,
but what to wear with it?
At this point it was 5:00 and we needed to eat dinner, get baths taken,
 and night time devotions done!

I dug through my stash and found this fabric
I decided to do a wrap skirt since it didn't require seeing if I had a zipper and I didn't feel like having an elastic waist.  I used the math from this site.  I rounded my top measurement up (It was X.3" and I figured it would just make it roomier.)  It turned out my fabric wasn't big enough for the pieces (unless I wanted my skirt 15" long!), so I had to piece the 2 front pieces.  Then I cut two pieces identically instead of mirrored and I didn't have enough fabric to cut another, so that went in the underneath part!  Then when I was sewing, I sewed a seam wrong sides together, so I had to pick it out, and then I sewed the left side to the right side piece so I had to pick out a seam again!  Next I had to figure out how to get my ties out of the pieces of fabric left over....

I had enough that was on the selvedge that I just tucked
the raw edge under and sewed the selvedge edge over the top

I made one tie string WAY to long!
 I figured it for wraping all the way around my waist instead of just my back

The waist was puckering (so much for it just being roomier!), so I added darts.
This also shows the buttonhole for the tie string to go through

2 hours later, I was All Finished ☺  (this picture was taken in the morning, though,
 since I wasn't going to wake up one of the kids at 11:00 to take it!)
(of course, had it not been so late and I didn't make so many mistakes, it would have gone much quicker!)


Anika said...

That turned out so nice! Must feel great to be able to sew things that can actually be worn. Haven't quite accomplished that myself...

wickedtats said...

it's awesome! i wish I could sew like that on the fly!

H J Hess said...

Looks really good. Nice outfit.