Sunday, July 20, 2008

Weekend Wrap Up

I have had this fabric for ages. Back when I didn't know how to sew, I was always asking my mom to sew things for me. She was happy to make anything I asked, but things piled up, and there were a few she never got around to. Once I showed an interest in sewing for myself? All those unfinished projects came back to haunt me, and this skirt was one of them.

The pattern I used for this is New Look 6637. (I was sure this was going to be out of print, because the pictures on the envelope are pretty dated.) It's always fun to make a wrap skirt and get a break from zippers, isn't it? Prior to this, all the wrap skirts I'd made were either refashions or made using the method outlined in Sew What Skirts (which is such a good book, it should probably be canonized).

I have to admit, it was kind of nice to have a pattern to follow for a change, instead of forging blindly ahead, spending all sorts of time trying to imagine the next step...and then following up with the seam ripper and regrets. I like the pattern a lot, although I do think both options for length are awful. The mini is too short, and the long version is too long. Easy enough to fix though! Finally, what's a Petunia post without an interior shot!


Sunny said...

This skirt is very nice. I love that fabric. I might have to try that skirt. It turned out very cute.

Darling Petunia said...

Sunny, I wore it to work yesterday and it was SO comfortable! You should give it a try!