Almost Sewing

We are moving out of our temporary residence this weekend and will make do with the chaos in our still-being-renovated home. I dropped by this afternoon and there was a flurry of activity. Painting, assembling cupboards (thanks, Ikea), scrubbing blobs of drywall mud off the floor and laying down flooring - wild times!

Yesterday I was purchasing light fixtures (still haven't found a pendant for over the table) and decided to treat myself to a trip to Fabricana - one of the big fabric stores in the general area. I want to make a couple of skirts for the girls. I spent nearly 20 minutes trying to decide on fabrics for Lucy, but then I realized my effort would not be appreciated - I need to take her to the fabric store herself. So I found fabric for Clara instead.

This is my inspiration skirt. However, I will not be making patchwork for the main skirt body. Two reasons: 1. none of the fabric stores in my area carry a variety of those pre-cut charm packs of assorted fabrics and 2. assembling 6 or 8 fabrics is crazy daunting to me. But I like the waistband with bow and the hem band, so here are the fabrics I chose:

The top two are quilting cottons. The bottom is a lightweight poly satin. I plan to wrap the satin around the raw edge of the main skirt, rather than hem the satin and stitch it to the skirt. Should be nice! I just need to measure Clara and do a little math.

What could be more fun than an Uno game played by a seven year old, two five year olds, and a three year old? (Watch out for that little one, she's good!)


Glenys said…
Nice skirt. And I love playing Uno!

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