|Burgundy Wool Wrap Skirt - Simplicity 7015|
First I had to find my pattern, lol. This is the pattern that I mentioned in my contest entry post (here). I had put it in my basket of fabric for the PR Fabric Stash contest, and then I never used it.
Simplicity 7015 1 Hr. Skirts Pattern
Then I realized that I hadn't pre-shrunk my wool. I'm so glad that I took the extra time to do this because it shrunk quite a bit, about 4 inches in the length and 2 in the width. I just used the soak and spin method (described here).
After I had the back darts marked and sewn I realized that non of my threads match or blend with the fabric...
Sewn back dart
.... so I scheduled a trip to the store in search of thread. The wool is burgundy but all of the reds available showed up as pink on the fabric. I finally decided on a brown thread. I'm happy with how well it blends.
Burgundy wool with coordinating brown thread
I also found out that, while my sewing machine has the function of making button holes, it does not do it well. I had to decide whether I wanted to sew the button holes by hand or just use hook and eye. I went with hook and eye because of a horrible button hole shredding incident several years ago.... It's really too painful to talk about.
Until next time.. happy sewing!