Sew excited here (pun intended) to be writing about my very first Sew Chic pattern project – the Starter Skirt.
You see, I have been amassing Sew Chic patterns for probably over a year now with the Tia dress as my first purchase. Recently, I found out the owner/designer, Laura Nash has made herself available on FB via a creative sewing group dedicated to Sew Chic pattern projects. Truly, it is thrilling for me and good business sense on her part to be available this way. Her warm, friendly personality inclined me to purchase (and continue to purchase) Sew Chic patterns. As a matter of fact, the Petticoat shall be next to join my collection.
Psst, we hear Laura is working on a new design to debut early fall, I think. Try as we might she is not letting the cat out of the bag much on this story.
With all the buzz at our lovely FB group I was itching to do some stitching of a Sew Chic pattern. So, I decided on the Starter Skirt and shopped my stash to make a wearable muslin. Ahh, this will do nicely and I have enough yardage. Kinda sorta.
My no-name serger was used for the first time. Yay! Boy had I forgotten the joys of electronic sewing. Many of you know we used to live off grid last year before relocating here.
The panels of this baby went together lickety split with the serger. The skirt went together like a dream. I really must give her a name and soon. Sally Serger is goofy. Any suggestions?
The Starter Skirt pattern is a level 2 (I think); great for beginners. The 12-gore view tickled my fancy this time along with the wide waistband from the other view. I like the wide waistbands to have something for my cinch belt to cling to. I should be embarrassed to share that I sometimes do not add hooks, eyes, or buttons because they would be concealed by the belt anyway. I know, do better Lyric.
It seems with each if my projects there is a glitch. This one was no different. There was not quite enough bedsheet for this skirt. I believe this one was for a double sized bed. As it turned out there was only a corner of the pattern piece that was not covered. A 20″ narrow triangular shape piece of sheeting to fill the area did the trick. Since this is a full skirt the area is concealed where I sewed that patch of a corner. Way to go for a $2.00 skirt especially considering I just laid $35-$40 for a Moda by Sandy Gervais cotton to make my next Starter Skirt. Note: I combined two project posts – my Starter Skirt toile (the green and white skirt) and the second one the pretty Moda fabric skirt.
The Starter Skirt is easey peasey to make. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this Sew Chic pattern and look forward to additional projects by that indie designer. I even learned a new technique with sewing the waistband part.
Let me give you a heads up. In June, Laura Nash is hosting a Fantasia Sew-A-Long. It begins June 6 and is going to be heapa buncha informative. So get your hiney on over to Facebook and check us out.