Tuesday, June 9, 2015

UFO sighting

When I reorganized my sewing room at the beginning of the year, it allowed me to gather all my "sewing stuff" into one place and take stock of what I have. I found a number of UFOs (unfinished objects, in crafting parlance) that I either needed to finish or toss. This one dates back to the summer of 2013. The fabric is a cotton lawn from Fashion Fabrics Club that my kids gave me for my birthday, along with the fabric that became the first rendition of my "mama's favorite" maxi dress. I finally cut it out last summer, but the project stalled and I never got it finished, until recently.

blue ikat skirt

It is a pretty simple skirt, so I didn't use a pattern. The waistband is shirred elastic thread, and the skirt is lined to the ruffle with white rayon challis. The hemline is cut in a gentle high-low shape, my first foray into that trend (it's probably not trendy anymore, eh? I'm not really on top of things). It's actually a little big for me right now, since I've lost some weight since last summer -- it doesn't stay at my waist very well, which is where I'd like to wear it. However, I think this feature will make it a nice maternity and post-partum skirt.

blue ikat skirt

I've realized I've not shared a sewing project for myself since before Rosie was born! I hope that will change this summer -- along with my two other UFO skirts, I'd enjoy sewing up a new everyday dress or two for the summertime. What's in your summer project lineup?


  1. oh that's so cute! how lovely!!! I think it is just beautiful and very current! :)))

  2. My first thought was 'What a pretty airy dress!' As a skirt it's still pretty and airy - hope you have a lovely summertime wearing it.

    My summertime projects are in the immediate term to get us moved into our new house. In the longer term I am making a dog bed for a friend. It ought to be easy enough done, although I'm using fleece fabric as the outer part. I'm hoping it's easy to work with...

    1. Katy, I like dresses that look like a skirt and shirt paired together! But for a nursing mom, it's always easier to actually wear separates. :)
      Best wishes with your move! That's exciting but a lot of hard work, I know. Hope the dog bed goes well, too. I've never actually worked with fleece that I can recall, so I'm not sure how fiddly it is! :)