I went with the boys to JoAnn’s this weekend and was thrilled to find that many of their fabric samples were discontinued and on clearance. You know – the special order samples that you have to put a deposit down on to take home. I’ve been wanting to use more decorator fabric to make purses so I really went to town mixing and matching samples together. What fun – I tried picking things I wouldn’t normally pick, since I’m trying to stretch myself past my pink, pink, pink phase.
Also this weekend, I tried sewing a skirt again. I have a really hard time sewing clothes with a pattern. I mean a really hard time. I made a couple of skirts last year using what was supposed to be an easy pattern – it never fit right, but I thought it might be time to try again – this time without a pattern.
I guess I’m happy with it. I bought skirting fabric that has the design printed on it like what you see on a skirt. I basically made a tube out of it. The tube was as tall as me so I dropped the tube in on itself so that it would have 2 layers and I wouldn’t have to wear a slip (I actually don’t own a slip). I hemmed the bottom, put in an elastic and TA-DA! A 1-seam skirt! I wore it to church today and no one asked if I made it so hopefully it looks okay – hee hee! It was a bit tight around the bottom though – I had to walk around like a geisha.