Tuesday 13 November 2018

DIY Scuba Knit Skirt & New Sewing Book:)

"For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself.  Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead." 

2 Corinthians 1:8-9

     Hello friends!:) I hope you're all doing well! Its been a little tricky to get much sewing done lately but I'm trying! I'm more active on Instagram @rikkisews. October was basically a write-off as far as sewing goes but I did made a cute pair of baby pants for my 5 month old:)

     My first project of November was this cool suede-bonded scuba-knit skirt I made following a Stitch Sisters Video. So easy! You take just a few measurements and plot them directly onto your fabric! I did give myself a 1/2 seam allowance on the sides just in case my fabric wasn't stretchy enough. If you want an instant-gratification project, this is it! I had it cut out on Friday and sewed it up Saturday night so I could wear it to church on Sunday:) The black top is RTW but the dolman top I made a few years ago (it was a dress initially, but I refashioned it into a top and get way more wear out of this way). It was rather late when I started (about 11 pm), but I had it done within a couple hours (had just a little adjusting on the sides). I used steam a seam for the hem  and 1" elastic for the waist. It was very satisfying making something so quickly and being able to wear it next day!

With Author Barbara Emodi @ her book signing:)
     I just love sewing-related podcasts! Clothes Making Mavens is one I began listening to earlier this year. One of the "Mavens" is Barbara Emodi, who is also author of "Sew...The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge". What a great read! I'll be honest, many sewing books are a bit dry, lol. Not this one:) Barbara has a nice sense of humour and has so many helpful tips! I first borrowed it from my local library and purchased it at a book signing she did recently. It was such a pleasure to meet her in person, she is just lovely! I picked up my scuba-knit fabric the same day. Not sure why, but I've had a suede skirt on the brain for several weeks now, lol.


  Well, thats it for today! I just love my new skirt, I think it'll be quite versatile! Have a wonderful week everyone & thanks for stopping by! Happy sewing!:)