Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Fabric is Cut

I've cut the skirt out, using the Kwik Sew pattern shown yesterday. But last night I did try on the FT Cute Skirts muslin again and have decided that with a couple of adjustments and in nicer fabric, it won't be as horrible as I was describing. Since the KS pattern is fairly distinctive, I can't make every summer skirt from it (can I?) so a very casual Cute Skirts option would be good to have. However, I do still have one or two new-ish casual skirt patterns yet to try so I'm not sure if I'll return to the Cute Skirts straight away. One is from the new Ottobre Woman magazine which has yet to show up here (grrr) and the other is Jalie 2681. But that's putting the perverbial cart before the horse since I'm still working on the current Kwik Sew skirt. I always do that … start on one project and then start dreaming about another.

I also cut out the Butterick twist top so it's ready to sew too. I won't be able to wear it, though, until I make a cami to wear underneath it. I'll want to wear the cami untucked which means I need a longer version than the one in my cami drawer right now. That will be an easy project so I'm hoping to be wearing the Butterick top soon.

Also on the list for today is a quickie pillow from a tee shirt project. DS#1 wants to make that for his girlfriend's birthday tomorrow. The tee is a "souvenir" from one of the high school drama productions she starred in and DS thinks she'll like it as much as he likes the pillow I made for him using a football tee shirt. (I thought I had a pic of that pillow but I can't find it. Oh well. We'll take pics of the one to be made today.) DS even ventured out to Joann's all by himself to pick up a pillow form … and he made it back unscathed. ;-)

But first, time to take the dogs for a walk.


  1. Glad to see that you are going to try the Cute Skirts pattern again. I truthfully didn't think the back looked bad at all, so in a nicer fabric? It may just surprise you.

    I gotta try one of those pillows someday. I have so many of those tee-shirts left from my kids' playing days and it would be fun to see them again.

  2. Debbie - do you watch "Rules of Engagment?" The wife had a quilt made out of her hubby's tshirts - it was a very good show last night - all about the memories!

    and why can't all your skirts be from the same pattern? My current fave is KS3337 - I have 2 made from that pattern currently in rotation and I cut 3 more out last night! g

  3. Debbie, Just wanted to let you know I love your blog! I am impressed with how much you seem to get done each day!


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