I know, right? Since when do I make clothes? But one of the biggest lessons I brought home from the Sewing Summit was to try to break out of my comfort zone and make things other than quilts. Like bags, for instance. Or maybe even a skirt. (Because that has to be one of the easiest garments to make, right?)
Then I saw that Anna of Noodlehead had made herself the cutest little skirt, and that she was going to do it as a sew-along. Since patterns confuse the life out of me, what better chance for me to give that a try?
And here it is so far! It kinda sorta really looks like a skirt, right?
It has pockets and everything! I've only made it through the end of her Day 2 post, but so far, so good. I was concerned about the fact that the back of the skirt seemed to be at least 2" wider than the front—leave it to me, the quilter, to want everything to match up perfectly. But Anna assures me I should be okay.
And behold my French seam! What a useful technique this is for encasing raw edges, and so easy too. Even if the skirt doesn't turn out in the end, I'm glad to have learned this.
So no problems so far, knock on wood. Anna's directions and photos have made everything very clear. I don't think I would have gotten even this far if I were relying solely on the pattern! But then again, there is the dreaded zipper coming up ...
I'm linking up to TNT Thursdays at Happy Quilting. This is definitely the ultimate "trying new things" for me!