Monday, October 25, 2010

Candy Stripes

I don't really consider myself a girly-girl, but as you may have noticed, skirts are basically my uniform. Maybe it's my Catholic school upbringing ;-)  And I'm really excited about the resurgence of realistic hemlines for fall.  Not only do I already have these pieces in my closet, but it also means that I won't see as many cheeks whenever I go downtown!  One can hope, right?

Over the summer, I started making a pink seersucker skirt, but stopped midway when I decided it looked too "baby" (and when I realized the waistband was a better fit for my thigh than my actual waist--oops!).  Ever since, I've been on the lookout for a great pink/white stripe fabric for my second attempt.  I finally settled on this from Mood Fabrics:

And used a pattern I already had.

This is ridiculously easy to make.  Only 6 pieces to cut, an invisible zipper, & a button--that's it!  Invisible zippers sound scary, but aren't as tricky as they seem.  Just follow the directions in the package...and don't melt the coils when you iron.  Everyone says you need an invisible zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper, but I'm not sure I believe it.  My machine didn't come with one, but when I went to my local fabric/sewing shops, no one seemed to know what I was talking about!  Hmmm!  So, I just used the standard foot, and stitched verrry slowly and carefully to avoid breaking the needle or straying from the edge of the coil.

The finished product.  You'll be seeing this again soon!


  1. That skirt looks like it turned out so well! And I love your blog's header.

  2. the skirt is sooo cute!
    i'd love to try out sewing my own high school, we only got around to sewing an apron..hehe.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥


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