It's happened again ... a bit of girly overflow ... and JUST when Jeff is out of town too. Not a good mix. I guess I'm going to blame this on a trip to the fabric store today. Oh MY! Even if you don't sew, one trip there and a look at the INCREDIBLE fabrics and you will leave with a new sewing machine tucked under one arm and a bolt or two of fabric under the other.
My problem is that I need to finish one project before starting another and also that I don't have a sewing room other than the dining room table. (That makes any project longer than 2 hours a real challenge as it seems someone is using that table for a snack or meal at about that interval.) Not to mention that any 2 hour uninterrupted interval is going to happen in about 6 years from now. But lets work around these hurdles ...
I came across a couple EXCITING free web tutorials for a twirly skirt and also a striped skirt. I cannot wait to see the boys in them. HAHAHAHA! Ok ... that is NOT going to happen. (And for this we are THANKFUL!) But maybe I'll find someone who needs one or two if I ever finish my current projects because they look VERY cool and Very easy to make.
Let me share one of the ADORABLE fabrics I picked up today. It's from the Heidi Grace "We are Family" Fabric Collection. Is this adorable or what?! I can think of a couple of my followers who might think so anyway. And guess what I found on etsy WHILE looking for that free twirly skirt pattern: Guess I'm not so original (however I was thinking something more along the lines of the first photo with the layers and incorporating some red and also black other fabrics.) I also think these would look insanely cute ruffled on the bottom of some jeans with a coordinating top with the fabric embroidered with it. Maybe something like this: Oh boy. SEE! There I go again. Another project on my brain and I haven't even started the first ideas yet. Maybe I should harness this and sell 'em on ebay? Ya, in about 6 years when that uninterrupted block of time gets here. *If anyone wants a link to those free tutorials leave me a comment or I guess you could just google for "free twirly skirt pattern" ... although I love to hear from you too. **Also, if anyone wants to be bold enough to give me their child's hip measurement and the optimal length of a skirt for that child maybe YOU can become the owner of one for free by being my test model. :-)
I'm a freelance graphic designer and an artist ... but my current professional title is M.O.M. I am blessed daily by being a wife to an incredible man and a mom to three wonderful boys. I love to sew and would love to create something special for you.