Well, this is the last week for the Summer of No Pants Challenge! I have finished the last skirt, and learned so much about sewing, and a little bit about myself as well. First the last skirt:
This was made from a silk polka dot, lined with white silk. I really like how the layers turned out. I did a 3/4 circle skirt, so it would be nice and full. I made a slight miscalculation when trying to figure out how to do the lining, so there is a slight bump on one side. It is not that noticeable, unless you are looking for it. Here are the pics 🙂 (I really LOVE this color)
Here are the things this challenge has taught me:
1. Sewing requires patience
2. A seam ripper can be your best friend and your worst nightmare.
3. Working with fabric you love, makes the tediousness a bit more worthwhile.
4. I am NOT good at already made patterns.
5. I need to work on waistbands. My MIL has said she will show me a really easy one this summer.
6. The repetitive nature of the stitching of a project can be very therapeutic. 🙂
7. I really want to start working on dresses and pants.
So I made a list (one of my favorite things) of all the fabric I have (also getting the chance to go through my stash and purge/organize it). I listed the fabric and then tried to come up with an idea of what to do with it. Once I make the project, I will cross it off the list. Now I just need to learn how to do a photo collage of them all together!