Green Jersey Circle Skirt

In my sewing frenzy last night, I made a circle skirt using the tutorial on MADE. I thought I had been charging my camera battery all night, but it must not have been connected correctly because I got a total of two pictures out of the battery. Neither of which were of the skirt. So I had my fiance take a pic with his cell phone (why does picture get shortened to "pic" in my mind when it was taken with a phone?) But first Q and I waited for the fiance while he did laundry.

I am so in love with this dress! It took no time at all and it is suuuuper comfy. Will definitely be furiously sewing many more.

A Skirt and Some Buttons

After working the booth at Italianfest all weekend, I was eager to get some "me" time and do some sewing. I picked up a remnant this morning at JoAnn Fabrics. It's a beautiful white eyelet with a paisley pattern.There was a yard left, and I snatched it up to make a skirt. The one yard was a little short (and see through) so I cut it in half horizontally and used some muslin I had lying around to line it.I forgot the camera for the first part of the process, but basically I cut each piece of fabric horizontally to make four 20" x about 60" (two of the muslin and two of the eyelet.) I sewed the short ends of the two muslin pieces and did the same with the eyelet pieces to make two wide tubes. Then I sewed the tops of the tubes together with wrong sides facing out.Next step is hemming. I actually took pictures of this! Just fold and iron the hem down twice.ImageImageAfter you've hemmed, sew a tube along the top of the skirt (making sure your elastic will fit) and leave an opening to push the elastic through.ImageImageImageImageImageAttach a safety pin to both ends: pin one to the end of the tube so it doesn't slip through. Use to other one on the other end of the elastic to push it through the tube at the top of the skirt.ImageImageSew the ends of the elastic together and close up the tube. You're done!ImageAnd, as an added bonus I made some fabric covered buttons!ImageImageImageImageEnjoy!