Friday, June 12, 2009
Over the past couple of days, I have scarcely left the sewing room! I was finally struck with inspiration for some pieces of fabric that had been languishing in my drawer, but the inspiration came simultaneously! Sometimes the idea that I have to find the *perfect* use for every fabric hinders my stashbusting efforts, so I'm trying to conquer some of that.
My first project was an A-line skirt made from some crinkly fuschia cotton that I found in the JoAnn's Red Tag section (with an extra 50% off, of course). The pattern is an out-of-print Butterick; let's hope one of the pattern companies brings out a new A-line pattern soon, for they're sorely lacking in the pattern books!
I added a ruffle with the scant scrap of fabric I had left -- it was just enough! I love how this skirt takes almost no fabric, and yet is so comfortable.
I hope to post more stashbusting projects soon -- that is, if I can tear myself away from the sewing room...