Monday, August 17, 2009

Sewing frenzy...

I have been so busy sewing! I started a sewing course to make an a-line skirt. I have made many over the years but thought I'd learn a few things along the way from the wonderfully talented teacher. After the first night at the course I was so inpsired to sew that I've since made a dress (that I don't have any photos of yet...) and two a-line skirts! I went to Material Obsession last week and the lovely Kathy had a gorgeous skirt on that she'd made from some funky Echino fabric so I bought some and whipped it up! It's from the Amy Butler Barcelona skirt pattern that I've had for a while but haven't made yet... It was so easy to make and I'm really happy with the result. Originally it was about 3 inches longer but I didn't like the length on me so I shortened it. I also copied Kathy's idea with the rick rack on the bottom - fun! :)
Then I went to Remnant Warehouse and bought some more fabric and made another skirt yesterday! I love it - it's so comfortable and I just love the fabric!!! (I've bought it in the blue & white too, shhh!) :)
And I've also finished piecing the top of a quilt - here's a sneak peek.
My photography leaves a lot to be desired, sorry!
Well I'm off to the park with my son... then hoping to piece the back of this quilt top while he sleeps later....


  1. You have been busy!! Gorgeous quilt and I love those skirts!

  2. HIIIIIII! I just came across your blog, recognized your photo with my favorite little man and then thought I recognized my legs but they were yours! How funny....that skirt is fun with the ric rac and so easy. kathy

  3. Hi Kathy, thank you for the inspiration - they say imitation is the highest form of flattery! :) I loved it when I saw it on you and I love it on me too! Thanks again. Sam

    Oh, and thank you Erica and Kate, the skirts are so easy - I highly recommend the pattern!