Ask me for $100, and today would be your lucky day!
The sun is out during a Michigan winter; and that makes for one happy girl!
Also, I used foam rollers in my hair last night, and I woke up in the ’80s! After having a belly-busting laugh, I embraced it! I’m a curly girl at heart!
So…you want to know more about two of my new favorite patterns?!!
The Sundance Skirt has been on my “must make” list for a while now! It released around Christmas, and I was all-a-flutter with my holiday shenanigans. So I finally said, “I can’t wait any longer!!” I wanted to modify the longer style to be a bit more like this slim-fit Pinspiration:
…but I made a couple of errors and still ended up with something that I love!
What I Did
In my mind, this Pinterest skirt was shorter, so I cut knee-length. I should have cut more of a mid-length. Then, I folded the back skirt pattern in half and cut down on a diagonal, essentially cutting a large wedge from each side. Each wedge/triangle was 9” at the bottom (so 9” from each side and then angling back up to the top). Then I sewed everything together as instructed.
The next hiccup came when I realized that I’d need faux buttons or snaps with the tightness of the skirt. Otherwise, the fabric between would likely bulge open, and that made me nervous. So…I thought, “Welp–I did use knit! I could just sew the two button plackets together!” And that’s just what I did. It was definitely a “Save this beautiful skirt!” tactic; and I love everything about the way it turned out!
The lines Kelly (the designer from PS&Co) created in this pattern are simply phenomenal. They add so much character and drew me to the pattern right away. And there are cute little darts at the bum. I’m just in love…
And that top?? That’s the Bliss Cold Shoulder Top. Those open shoulders paired with the full coverage of the top just give me all the flutters! This is my perfect Valentine’s Day top that I’ll be able to wear all day and feel “sweet” in when my hubby gets home. I LOVE when functional meets cute!
And speaking of functional…I’m still sewing for India! So…I decided to cut an Adelyn pointed Tunic cut line, still with the slim figure of the Bliss, so that I could wear this in India as a tunic. India is quite hot (often 100+ degrees F), yet women wear quite a bit of coverage. The flowy style and open shoulder will give me a bit of breathing room. And I used single brushed poly so that the inside is silky. Dark colors were not a smart move, but I’m okay with it –it’s too gorgeous. Moonstruck from Sly Fox is one of my all-time fav. prints. 😍
Happy sewing today! Now…I’ll just sit here and wait for all of those $100 requests to roll in 🤣 Enjoy this sunny day, sewing friends!