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.

10 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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