2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

October 13, 2012

I HAVE THREE (3) SKIRT CARNIVAL CONFESSIONS...

...wondering what they are???
  1. I know you won't believe me, but I am really trying to turn this thing off!
  2. BUT, I'm still having so much fun with it.  There are so many skirts that I planned to make and never got around to doing - and now they are all just pulling at me - calling out to me to bring them into fruition - and I just can't ignore them any longer.
  3. Alethia of KASSMINS CREATIONS commented that maybe I should do a skirt sew-a-long next fall.  I am so sorry (and apologize to anyone who might have been interested) that I didn't turn this thing into a sew-a-long from the very start. The idea for it just popped up, and I just ran with it without thinking about anyone else.  How selfish of me!  I was too far into it to turn back.  I do know that FAR of MEMORY SEED was inspired to make her very first skirt ever!!!, and several other readers said that they were motivated to make up some past due skirts too - and that's a good thing!
I've got skirt fabric pre-washing in preparation of NEW PROJECT SUNDAY  as I speak type.  I'll be adding this colorful knit to the skirt processional using Pamela's Magic Pencil Skirt pattern again.














It's been a GREAT sewing weekend as I had a chance to spend the last 3 full days in my newly renovated space.  I didn't produce as much as I would have liked to, but I just enjoyed being in here strategically placing all my sewing stuff.

I wanted to include a picture of my new Carnival addition.  I used Butterick 5566 - think this pattern came out in Fall 2010.  I remember drooling over Carolyn's (DIARY OF A SEWING FANTATIC) skirt using this pattern where she combined a woven fabric with faux leather.  When I emailed her to find out where she purchased the leather, she offered to gift some of hers - so this skirt is compliments of Carolyn.  Of course I didn't get around to making the skirt for a long time - remember I mentioned skirts calling out to me - well this was one of them.  I'd had the leather so long I forgot when it was that she sent it.  I emailed her again yesterday to find out and she said it was March 2011.  I should have at least make the skirt last fall, but oh well...
My skirt was made using a black wool with the patterned faux leather.  I am sooo happy with the outcome!

Close-up of the patterned leather detailed front

The ever growing parade of skirts

I have a plan to show off my collection that will be coming up very soon - so be on the look out o.k.  I'm planning on making the Pamela skirt now and then move on to a dress that started calling out to me today, but who knows?????

WHAT SEWING PROJECTS ARE CALLING OUT TO YOU?????

19 comments:

  1. Faye your skirts are fantastic. I love the faux leather and black wool latest edition. I may jump on the band wagon and make a few myself.

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  2. Wow! U do have a carnival of skirts! A girl can never have to many! This is inspiring and motivational! You've got yourself some fantastic pieces here! I've got some catching up to do :)...nice work!

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  3. I love your skirts! Right now I have some dresses for cool weather calling out to me. I have been buying too much fabric and patterns and now need to slow down and make something.

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  4. You've amassed quite the collection, woman! Love the leather and fabric number.

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  5. Leather/fabric combos are so much in style. Good sewing. And, enjoy your new sewing space.

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  6. I love the leather/fabric combo. A great addition to your skirts.

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  7. You can mail that black leather/fabric skirt right to me!! I remember when Carolyn blogged about that project; I instantly moved that pattern into the queue only to have it sit and never get made. The carnival is in town and I am the ringleader. Wait...ringmaster?

    Having finished the mini wardrobe, I'm stuck! I want to start my next mini wardrobe plan but I am stalled by indecision on what top pattern to make. Plus, my unfinished Lady Grey coat is begging to be completed.

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  8. Oh this is so kewl that we both own the same skirt now! I love your carnival of skirts and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  9. I've said it over and over, I love skirts and your black skirt with the leather trim is awesomeeeeee! OK I am inspired, I will be working on a skirt this week.

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  10. Fantastic skirt! Love the leather detailing :) I'm cutting my 2nd skirt this morning after adding the "wedge" to the pattern ;)

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    1. You go girl!!! I'm cheering for you!!!

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  11. What sewing projects are calling out to me? My current, not-yet-finished dress project is screaming so loudly that I cannot hear the others ...

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    1. You need to answer that dress (lol).

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  12. All of your skirts are so good!
    I have to finish the dress I'm working on--then it's another dress--and then maybe time to tackle jeans heh heh heh!

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  13. Love your skirt collection and did I hear mention of a skirt sewalong...

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    1. O.k., I guess this does mean that this carnival needs to be a sewalong. Stay tuned for details!

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  14. LOVE your leather/wool skirt. Fantastic combination. Love all the skirts but this is very special.

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  15. Oh Faye this leather skirt is absolutely great as well as all the others...I can't wait to see you model some of these!

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