What is with my face whenever I have photos taken? Anyway - yesterday I did nothing but putter and play in the studio and I had a great day indeed!
I plugged my sewing machine for the first time since the retreat - the first weekend in October!
I bought this cute Halloween print at a local quilt shop this past summer - it was on clearance and I think I paid about $10 for 3 yards. How could I pass it up? It hung out all summer - but really the window for wearing a skirt that says "bubble, bubble, toil & trouble" is pretty limited. So, After cleaning up the studio and putting away the summer fabrics - I found the Carolyn skirt pattern and got to work.
I added 4" of length to the pattern pieces and it's just about perfect. The entire skirt was sewn with black thread, and because it's a quirky I didn't put a lot of effort into finishing the inside. I did fold the seams under and topstitch them to keep the fabric from fraying.
Here's a close up of the print? Isn't is cute? I can honestly say that most people I work with didn't notice it was Halloween themed. You can also see in the close up - the seam topstitched with the black thread. Which is really a seam finishing technique.
The one most thrilled with the skirt? The neighbors 3 year old son. While I was putting candy in his bowl, he was pointing out witches, cats and bats. But he couldn't find any ghosts!