I got a new phone yesterday, a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. Since it has a blog app I am going to take this opportunity to encourage myself to blog more! My phone has a great camera on it so I have no excuse. I can take pics and blog away. I am looking forward to revitalizing the blog!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
So I found this skirt online and was totally enamored with it. It's a multi-colored, tiered, circle skirt. I think its adorable. So I decided I need to make one for myself. I know how to sew and even have two sewing machines so this is a project that I know I can tackle! I also have a fairly large stash of fabric so I immediately started digging for the fabrics I hoped to use in the project. I love the colors of the skirt in the picture but I decided I wanted to go with truer rainbow colors.
Step one: Picking/Purchasing the fabrics for this project.
Step two: Determining how many 5.5" squares of each color I need
Step three: Cutting all those 5.5" squares. I started with 64 red squares. I ended with 480 purple squares! What was I thinking!!
Step four: Sew those squares together side by side.
Step five: Marvel at the length 480 squares sewn together!!
Step six: Run a gathering stitch along one side of the long rows of each color.
Step seven: Baste the now gathered color to the bottom of the previous color.
Step eight: Machine sew what you just basted.
Step nine: Repeat, Repeat, Repeat.
Of course, each row gets exponentially harder. I am currently only on the yellow row and it was quite a task making sure the gathers are centered so that I have an even flow of ruffles all the way around the skirt. I am anxious to see the finished product and will share pictures as soon as it is completed.