Binge sewing either ends in great accomplishment or great frustration. In this case my efforts were blessed with the former. And what a relief that is.
Is it wrong to get up extra early, on your day off, to get some sewing done? I hope not. I went to bed last night determined to make headway on my Easter skirt. My alarm went off at 5:30 and by 7am I was focused on my task. I had debated getting right on it but was sidetracked with pesky things like the snooze button and breakfast. Nothing like a hot shower to make you want to crawl back into a warm bed on a cold winter morning..... but I digress.
Let's get into sewing chat, shall we?
I started with the skirt portion of Butterick B5917 (Size 14), and added the back ruffle detail from Simplicity 1919. It's not much, I know, but I wanted to do something different with it. I have so many skirts now, cut in the same silhouette.
|Silk Tweed, Butterick B5917, Simplicity 1919, White China Silk|
|Back Ruffle Detail|
|Silk Tweed, White Guternan Thread, White Coats Invisible Zipper|
I didn't trust the tweed to stay put so I opted to try a bound seam with Hong Kong finishing. Truth be told, I cut the fabric and inserted the zipper 4 days ago and finished the seam allowance on it yesterday. Who knows how long it would take me if I only finished one step every few days!!
So today I knocked it out of the park. Even with making my binding tape and hand stitching the Hong Kong finish, I had all of the main seams done by lunch.
|Silk Tweed, High Waisted, Pencil Skirt ~ Front|
|Silk Tweed, High Waisted, Pencil Skirt ~ Back Ruffle Detail|