Friday, December 11, 2015

Pleated Maxi Skirt for Silent Auction

Our Church is having their annual Prayer Breakfast tomorrow.  Normally I am a Vendor and have a booth set up and sell my infinity scarves and clutches.  But this year I decided that I didn’t want to do that.  I have been sewing my butt off doing client work, and this year I decided to participate in the silent auction instead.  

I wasn’t sure what to make for the silent auction, but I figured it was Church, and the ladies in our church love skirts.  So I had this cotton polka dot fabric that was just sitting there in my stash, and I had not earmarked it for anything in particular so I decided to make a pleated maxi skirt.  I used a contrasting waistband, just for interest.   I didn’t finish the skirt so it could be custom to whoever ends up winning it.  I tacked the hem and pinned it on my mannequin.  It still needs to have the zipper inserted and the waistband secured.  Hopefully someone will like it enough to bid on it. 

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wool Circle Coat Vest DIY

Hi everyone.  Hope everyone is enjoying life and getting in the Holiday Spirit.  I've been eyeing this particular style Circle Coat Vest.  I've seen them all over Pinterest and Instagram. I've been stash busting and I remembered I had about 6 ards of this really rich wool I was gifted by a friends Mom who stop sewing a few years back.  I love to sew wool, but I don't enjoy wearing it so much.  This wool, is itchy to the touch but has a nice flow and very soft.   I recently purchased some very nice wool blend and I will be using that to make a few more customers. 

Here is my inspiration off of and Pinterest:

The DIY for this Vest is located here: inhonorofdesign

Here is my version which I made a little shorter.  I will definitely make a longer one in the future.

Happy Sewing!