Thanks so much for all your sweet and kind comments about my skirt and I’m so glad there was so much interest in a sew-a-long. Fun fun, I can’t wait!! I think with the hustle and bustle of last minute Halloween costumes and decorating it would be fun to go with the week of November 7-11. That should give everyone enough time to gather supplies and grab the pattern, right?!
Just to get you started here’s a few little bits:
Pattern: Simplicity 2226, I made view C with belt loops and no tie belt. Simplicity patterns are available at Joanns, Hancock fabrics, hobby lobby, etc. Hopefully there’s a sale running somewhere, usually on sale they cost $.99 or $1.99.
Fabrics: (This is directly from the pattern envelope) damask, pique, twill, sateen, lightweight wool and wool blends, challis, crepe-back satin, jacquards, laundered silks-rayons, silk linen, brocade, satin, shantung, soft lightweight linen and linen blends.
I think a fine wale corduroy would also work well and of course any quilting weight cotton, too. I should also note that none of the sizes on the pattern require more than 2 1/8 yards of 44″ wide fabric, most requiring just 2 yards!
Zipper: one 7″ zipper
Other supplies needed: thread, hook/eye, lightweight fusible interfacing 1/2 yard would be more than plenty.
Here’s the following breakdown of what the sew-a-long will probably look like:
Picking your size and tracing/cutting pattern pieces, fusing on interfacing
Creating pockets and main body of skirt.
Sew waistband and assemble to main skirt.
Inserting zipper (might also give it a whirl with an invisible zip which I think might be even easier), and finishing waistband.
Hemming & finished skirt reveal.
TBD: if anyone is interested I can hopefully figure out a linky party so you can all check out each other’s skirts!
Oh and I just want to add a teensy little disclaimer here: I’m am by no means an expert nor do I know all the answers to questions that may come up, I’m just excited about getting to sew with friends and to be able to help as much as I can along the way! Thanks and I truly hope you’ll join in! ♥