Skirt No. 1: Patched Street Fair Skirt
Here is my first skirt, and I am so proud of it! Do you recognize the pattern? It’s the Street Fair Skirt from marie-madeline studio. The Long ladies were kind enough to send me my own pattern and fabric bundle, which was awesome because I can never win those dang blog giveaways! I had a really hard time deciding which fabrics to choose, so I picked a single fabric, the Darla Rose in Butter, and asked them to send me a surprise bundle based on it, and they sent me this beautiful collection.
The photo, by the way, was taken my little photographer, Huck! He did such a great job, and is the perfect height to take an artfully low-angled pic 🙂
Back to the skirt! I don’t know how many hours total it took me to put this thing together, but in the end it is the most well-constructed piece I have ever sewn. I usually am a slap-dash kinda sewist. I kind of put things together on the fly and mostly wing it and hope I end up with something halfway decent. This skirt does not mess around! There were facings and twill tape and an invisible zipper (I used Kay Whitt’s tutorial to help me out with that one since I don’t have/(can’t find in my crafting disaster zone) an invisible zipper foot). And OY! with the ironing! But in the end, this is such a professional looking piece that I can hardly believe I made it.
Milo (age almost-3) helped take a picture, too: