Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Back to School

Today was week one of adult education classes. Although I sew, dressmaking is not a skill I possess. Because I can sew, I have joined Dressmaking for Improvers.

The first part of the project was choosing the fabric. I picked up a vintage duvet cover over the summer holidays with the intent on using it to make some bags. But after having a good look at it, decided it would be better used to make a skirt with.

After today's class the pattern pieces have been cut out. Next on the agenda is the lining fabric. And I am hopeful that I will be able to take the skirt and lining into class next week, tacked and ready to sew.

The pattern?

I chose it as it is relatively simple: 6 panels and there is a zip. A zip has always been something that eludes me. So I can't wait until I finally get taught how to insert a zip.

Roll on week two!


thriftymrs said...

What a terrific print for a skirt.
The classes sound like fun.

Gail :) said...

I ADORE that print! I can't wait to see your lovely finished skirt :)

Mary said...

Awesome pattern! The fabric will be just perfect. Are you planning on making a petticoat, too?

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

This is going to be just gorgeous, and you will feel great when you've conquered zippers!

Rosie said...

OH no no the zip!!! I always thought they were dead scary too.
Marvellous fabric, going to look great as a skirt.

bigbucketgirl said...

Wow! to the fabric and the pattern! Fantastic colours. Well done for spotting that one....

Two Crofters said...

that is going to be a rather lovely skirt x
hope you are well - must catch up soon
t x