Monday, September 12, 2011

Design Wall Monday--Sept 12, 2011

On my Design Surface today is a partly finished object of another kind--actual clothing!
I'm making the skirt that is orange in the illustration.  The pattern claims it is a 2-hour skirt.  I say, yeah--not so much.  I'm not sure what step they start on but obviously they skip fabric prep, finding the pattern pieces in the tissue packet, then laying out and cutting the pieces for the skirt--all before sewing even begins.

This rayon challis has been in my stash for a very very long time.  It doesn't look like much here, but the 8 gore skirt is cute on, and comes to just below the knee.  It will be great for work.  I have some adjustments to make to the hip area and then can finish all the seams, turn down the top for the waistband and add the elastic and finally hem the skirt.  That will take more than 2 hours too!  Anyway, I've sewn enough that I knew that was a false estimate :)

The top to a Quilts for Kids kit was also completed over the weekend.  I added the corner triangles for some additional interest.  See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

7 comments:

Barb said...

You have been busy, love the skirt...

Shay said...

Live the stripey border on that quilt top. Very cute!

And your skirt looks fantastic. (Sewing times on patterns are put there to make us feel inadequate)

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute skirt. Other than little girl's clothes I can't remember the last time I made a garment of any sort.

I really like the corner triangles on the quilt, nice touch.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

If I weren't so obsessed with quilting, I'd be sewing a lot more clothes! Your cute skirt inspires me to do so!

Vivian said...

Cute skirt versions on that pattern, and I know exactly how that fabric will drape and hang. It's going to be lovely.
My personal clothes-sewing days are far behind me, but I have 2 or 3 pieces of similar fabric I just can't bring myself to give away or sell. The colors and designs are so vibrant.
Happy sewing!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute skirt, cute quilt.

Gari said...

2 hour skirt: quilt in a day = wishful thinking. But it got you to buy it, didn't it? But I like the fabric so it should be a great skirt. And I really like the kids quilt. Snowballs always make me smile.