Wow, it's been a long time since my last post! I have been sewing a lot, but haven't had the time to take, edit and post pictures. I'm trying to get caught up, so check back often for some upcoming posts.
I just need to take a quick minute to reflect on blogging. I started blogging over 5 years ago (holy moley, time flies!) as a fun way to share projects and to keep me motivated. Life has gotten busier and blogging isn't such a high priority for me anymore and to be quite honest, I've gotten a little tired of seeing so many "sponsored posts" from some of my favorite bloggers. I totally understand that some people make their living by blogging and doing sponsored posts is part of that. I have ads on my sidebar and for me it generates a teeny tiny bit of money. I've been approached many times to do sponsored posts or to be a "influencer". It's not who I am or why I do this. Anyway, I guess I just want to say that I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing and my pictures might not be perfect and my poses are kind of all the same in the same places around my house. I'm going to keep blogging with the hope that I can share a little bit of my sewing knowledge and maybe inspire someone out there to try a new pattern or follow one of my tutorials. Anyway, I hope I haven't bored you with my monologue or offended anybody. This isn't meant to be directed at anybody in particular, just something I needed to say. Moving on.....
This time of year, I'm kind of ready to transition to fall, but so far, the weather hasn't been cooperating with that. I wanted to make myself a knit half circle skirt and just didn't have the patience for taking measurements and doing the math. I stumbled across the Everyday Skirt Take 2 from iCandy Handmade and decided to give it a try. The best part is there is a free, downloadable pattern. Since I'm a bit smaller than a medium, I just compared the pattern to a skirt I own and trimmed it down.
I sewed this up in a lovely ponte knit. I really love this skirt. The weight and drape of the knit is exactly what I was after. And I can totally wear it into fall with leggings and boots.
The first one came together so quickly and easily, I decided to make a navy version. This time I used my coverhem to stitch along the waistband to help it sit a little flatter.
I think this one took me a little more than half and hour to sew.
Can you say instant gratification?
I Just finished another Simplicty 2226 skirt, my third so far. And, I've got some harem pants I'm not quite sold on to share. Hoping for some time and motivation to take pictures soon!