Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Sewing

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...


  1. It's so cute! I love the color, especially with the shoes!

  2. Gorgeous Shannon, as always! Pink is my favorite color! =;)


  3. Lovely! I was thinking about your upcoming have to change your blog name!
    I'm so happy for you and I hope all is going well.

  4. Adorable Shannon! But I must ask...what about your wedding dress? I see you have about 6 months left...that's so exciting! Do you have a pattern chosen yet?

  5. I know how you feel about fabric. One cut seems perfect for a certain project, but I would work really well with another.

    Your skirt is lovely. I have yet to find an A-line skirt pattern I like.


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