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!)

3 comments:

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.