After finishing Lila’s coat I took a little break. It’s possible that I may have shirked some of my other duties last week in favor of sewing, so I took the weekend to catch up a bit. And all sewing and no play makes for a grumpy toddler, so we took a trip to the pumpkin patch.
This big pit full of corn was the highlight for sure. Corn angels!
This time I chose a fall color palette:
The fabric is a straw-colored “uncut cord” from Joann’s – it’s super soft and cozy, like a sturdy weight velveteen.
I wanted this project to be quick, so it’s just a simple, gathered skirt with an elastic waistband (the Simple Skirt tutorial on MADE is great if you’ve never made one of these).
I just used my presser foot as a guide to keep the rows straight and even and about 1/4 inch apart. The triple straight stitch (16 on my machine) makes the colors pop a bit more than regular top stitching.
And a tag to match, because why not.
Lila, this is the last time I’ll make you model this week, I promise….
So long, KCWC, I’m signing off…I did manage to put in an hour a day this week (and sometimes waaaaaaaaaay more than an hour), but I didn’t even start on my Sunday Brunch jacket, and there’s still a pair of pants (the one thing Lila could have actually used!) I want to make. The bummer about putting in so many sewing hours during the week was that I barely had time to look through the elsie marley flickr pool! So that’s one thing I caught up on this weekend, and I must say, there’s some amazing and inspiring clothing in there. Nice work everybody!!
P.S. There are lots of great fall-colored projects (and a contest with prizes!) over at Celebrate Color!