Skirting on the Edge with New Look 6896
I was inspired by Shannon @ Hungry Zombie Couture after reading her posts on her favorite TnT pattern - Simplicity 4599. She has made several versions and every single one is gorgeous. I used New Look 6896, which consists of Misses pants and skirts. I'd actually purchased the pattern for the pants, but Shannon's skirt aura caused me to try the skirt. The pattern is a piece of cake and will say this is the first time I was able to add a yoke without any problems, the zipper went in effortlessly too and added a lining. The fabric is from Joann, a 100% cotton in a lovely print of bold wavy lines. A few weeks ago I totally indulged myself at Joann's since the fabrics were 40% off and purchased 10 yards of cotton fabric in increments of 2 yards each in a variety of prints.
Here are some construction shots (I need to add hook & eye)
Here is the second skirt, more fabric from the batch I'd purchased from JoAnn in a lovely kiwi with circles outlined in brown & beige.
All that's needed are tops to pair with the skirts, I knew I had some fabric in my stash and went in search of brown and beige fabrics to make tops for the skirts. This is what I had to pull out in order to find them and that's just a pic of one couch. Attttttt Lassssssst (Etta James is crooning in my ears) I found the fabrics and at that moment realized I needed to organize my bulging fabric stash before I could resume sewing anything. For two hours I sifted and sorted and was really surprised when family members proceeded to help and in the process putting claim to selected fabrics for themselves...lol
Inquiring Minds Want to Know:
What do you usually sew?
When you shop for fabric, what size cuts do you usually buy?
Do you buy on impulse or do you go out looking for something you need?
Are you a pre-washer?
How do you sort your fabric?
Do you have any special folding techniques?
Do you have favorite stash-busting projects?
Do you have a favorite print in your stash?