Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Let's get to it, shall we? First up, we've got my new pencil skirt.


The pattern I used is McCall's 3830, "Quick & Easy." And it definitely was quick and easy. Even the zipper was easy to install. I chose to make it out of some stretch cotton I had around, and the result is a skirt that's super comfy. I love it! Next time (there will be a next time), I'll lengthen it slightly, because it's a wee bit short, even with the very narrow hem I ended up having to use. 

I've been doing a fair bit of garment sewing these days, which means my sewing space looks like this:

Sewing space

On the far left, some "jeggings" for G (too skinny - glad I had her try them before bothering to put the elastic in), and on the right, my "fix-it" pile of things awaiting repair. (I wish those leopard print leggings were mine!).

And finally, I'm about to start on my Triple-Zip Along project! Just waiting for my order from ZipIt, and these precious Mendocino scraps will be transformed into a Triple-Zip purse for my niece.

Mendocino for 3ZAL

Did you go see what everyone else is working on? Linking up with Freshly Pieced, and The Needle and Thread Network.

9 comments:

  1. I'm doing the triple zip along too. Should be fun. Love your fabrics, especially those seahorses!

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  2. I admire you for making clothes. So not in my comfort zone for myself. For grandgirl, yes. ;-)
    So glad you are joining in with the 3ZAL!

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  3. Sounds like it's time for you to make yourself some leopard leggings!

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  4. Wish I could wear a pencil skirt......
    Enjoy your sewing ; )

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  5. Ooh, great skirt! I love the aqua zipper!

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  6. Love the skirt! And mendocino! So pretty!

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  7. I wanna make a triple zip, but I'm trying to be true to my no new stuff in the lineup rule. Argh. Well, rules are made to be broken...

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  8. Love the skirt! I keep saying that I have to do a bit of garment sewing! I do indeed need a few skirts. I will have to check out the triple zip...never heard of them.

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  9. Love the skirt! I keep saying that I have to do a bit of garment sewing! I do indeed need a few skirts. I will have to check out the triple zip...never heard of them.

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