Thursday, February 16, 2012

My obsession

For some reason my mind never stops thinking about patterns. I can sit on the computer all day reading pattern reviews, searching for vintage patterns on Etsy and Ebay, looking on all the pattern sites deciding which patterns I will buy on the next sale.  I spend more time looking at patterns then actually sewing. I do not know if I have a problem but my family thinks I am obsessed with my patterns, which there right. I go crazy when my little sisters are looking at my pattern catalog and do not put in back where it belongs. The crazy part about my obsession is I will spend so much time day dreaming about patterns, but picky to buy. I am very selective. I have less than 100 patterns in my collection. I know I cannot be the only one like this. So do you spend more time looking at patterns or reading pattern reviews then actually sewing.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Simplicity 1970- Pleated Skirt

This is Simplicity 1970. This was my first pleated skirt I ever sewn. I made this pattern with some cotton I purchased from Walmart for two dollars. I did look at the reviews on patternreview before I sewn it and that helped a lot, since most of the reviews said this pattern run big. So I made it one size smaller and it fits perfectly. The only change I made to the pattern was not adding the side pockets, which was not intended. The only reason I did not sew on the side pocket because some where in the  processes of cutting out the pattern and laying it out, I lost the pattern piece. I am still satisfied with the finished result.

I finished the skirt with a rolled hem.