My sister asked me to show her how to make a circle skirt. I am excited as well as honored to have been asked!
Not wanting to wait I began discussing basic sewing principles a couple of weeks ago with her. In our humid climate I suggested cotton or cotton blend fabrics. I can’t wait to see what she chooses. Not too long ago I found a pair of pinking shears for asteal. A nice tool to start out her sewing kit. Plus, pinking is a nifty vintage seam finish technique, yes!
She’s such a nifty girl and even thought my Tabitha (1925 hand crank sewing machine) was cool. I have read these are great to learn on because the student is better able to control speed.
First of all I get to spend an afternoon with a beautifully positive, spiritual-minded young lady with whom I have the pleasure of serving the most high God Jehovah, in the full time service as Pioneers. Sewing, as a skill, is something we may use on into the new system; how useful!
Sissy and I share a love of vintage styling. She’s made an excellent choice for a first project? Not to mention she will be absolutely darling in her circle skirts. I suggested we “beast it” and knock out two or more for this her first project.
Baby girl decided to start out with one skirt though. Bless her heart she purchased fabric from expensive Hobby Lobby (we’re plain folk down this way living on modes sums) and they took all her money. Phooey on them! Big Sister has got to tell her about the apps where she may get sewing related discounts.
Sending a special shout out of thanks to Sunset Happy Glow, our sister who lovingly took all the photographs of our afternoon sewing soiree. And where would I have been without Gulf Coast’s Daughter who provided a special treat for me – bean pie! Not one, but two mind you. One was to be mine to take home but guess what!!! Sweet Pea here and Sunset Happy Glow did not tell me that one of the pies was mine to keep – they ate it!
Seriously, I hope to see her this weekend in her very first circle skirt creation. Perhaps she will grace us with a stylish photo.
This day goes down as one of the best. Now, on to my own circle skirt to wear this weekend along with a Bree top (which is simply a good old-fashioned peasant blouse, LOL).