...believe me, Christmas vacation is such a wonderful thing! Times of not knowing what day of the week it is, and not even caring. Days when you can spend the entire day in your sewing studio if that is what you choose to do - and that my friends is just what I did.
I also got to talk with my Mother each and every day of my vacation. As you may have guessed most of those talks centered around sewing. I must say that for a person who doesn't sew, my Mother knows and understands an awful lot about it - which is amazing to me! I don't think she ever bores with sewing talk. On New Year's day we talked about the time I went on a #2 Pencil Skirt making spree, and she mentioned that she'd like to have another one herself. I was more than happy to oblige her and got to work on making two of them for her.
I pulled out a Tried and True golden oldie McCall's 6654
Just two pieces for me because I used my trusty serger application to attach the elastic and folded down then top stitched to create the casing, which eliminates using the separate casing pattern piece. I added a label and blind stitched the hem - Easy peazy!
I still believe that every girl needs a #2 Pencil skirt in her life.
White and black snow leopard, and grey and black houndstooth check both from my stash.
Easy pieces just the length my Mother likes. I hope she will get tons of wear from these two with her winter boots.
I got these done quickly so I could get them in the mail to her right away, but was able to save the cost of postage to her because my baby sister Patricia came to Georgia just for the day and stopped to pay me a short surprise visit. What a welcome treat!
My new year has started out just right with sewing and family!!!