August 15, 2010

Let’s Go To The Market

DSC_1686picture is courtesy of my brother Tim 

Another Market Skirt that I sewed months ago but forgot to take a picture. And so when my brother and his family visited us there was a day when Alyssa was wearing it and Tim snapped some pictures. So I had to show it off here. I love the color of the skirt and it looks very cute on my little monkey. The only problem with skirts lately is that they all end up pulled up to the armpits and look quite funny. Hopefully she’ll grow out of it soon as I love putting skirts on this little one. And as usual the pattern was easy and much faster second time around. I am sure I will be making more of these skirts in my future.

August 10, 2010

Ruffle Fun

My latest project are these cute pettiskirts. Love how they turned out, hated making them. Even with a ruffler I had a hard time making these skirts. Ruffler damaged two needle clamps on my machine and made my life miserable. But I was not going to go to a no ruffler option because it seems to be too much work. If you don’t know what a ruffler is you should check it out on Google. It’s a scary looking gadget, but once you figure it out you can’t live without it.

Back to the skirts. I don’t know how people make them for a living.  I made three in a week and a half and was so sick of them by the end of the third skirt. Too much fabric, too many ruffles. But the end result is adorable that is why I kept going.


Picture is courtesy of my brother Tim

As usual I spent a lot of time procrastinating researching the tutorials online and then took a little bit out of each one. Mostly I returned to this tutorial while sewing. It is very detailed and has lots of pictures.