Sunday, December 21, 2008

Butterick 4686

Pattern Description:

MISSES’ SKIRTS: Below mid-knee skirts A, B have pleats, waist facing and left side zipper closure. A: made with a border print. B: ribbon ties. C, D, E: self faced yoke, flared below mid-knee skirt and back zipper closure. C: decorative buttons on front yoke. E: contrast yoke with purchased trim inserted between yoke and skirt.

Pattern Sizing:

AA(6-8-10-12), EE(14-16-18-20), I sewed a 20.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Oh, yes!! I was inspired by EveS's review

Were the instructions easy to follow?

yes, although I am soooo bad at reading them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

The timeless-ness of a pleated skirt. They have always been in fashion, maybe not the highlight of fashion but always there depending on the fabrics used.

Fabric Used:A rayon silky from jo-anns.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:

none in the first skirt, but for the second skirt in denim I removed some of the pleats. denim skirt . For more on the changes see my blog

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

yes!! this spring I plan on sewing one inspired by edupraz's lovely eyelet skirt you just gotta love it in an eyelet for spring!!


Lovely lady like pleated skirt.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Quick Christmas Gifts to Make

Christmas is around the corner, very scary if your like me and wait until the last minute to do anything. I do work better under pressure, but always wish I had started early on my Christmas crafts. If your like me and are scrambling to get some gifts made here are some ideas:

Cute little Birds at Spool Sewing

Dresden Petal Bag from Jemimabean

Martha Stewart makes place mats

Apron made easy by J Caroline Creative

Very quick and simple key fobs at Cute2Carry (I am going to make some of these!)

Cute Criss-Cross Coasters from Allsorts or Pin Wheel Coaster from The Long Thread

Yummy Oreo Truffels in a pretty dish - recipe at Bakerella

Lovely Pincushion over at Creative Kismet

Craftblog's note book cover

Corkboard/Wall Pocket at Craft Apple

Deb richardson shows how to create a fabric post card

A Quilted Wallet at That*Darn*Kat

Sew Christine makes a wallet with a coin compartment

Sulky shows you how to make a stationery keeper

At least this is a start
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