Yes, I am almost finished my “Sister’s Sewing Projects”. I have finished her last skirt and am working on her matching shirt/jacket. We are going to have to go out and buy you more fabric soon, Sis!
I haven’t abandoned Jungle January 5. I’ve still got some sewing to do on my second Jungle January 5 animal print – a dress – but I have put that aside for a couple of days. We need some distance between us … Let’s just say the Jungle is not big enough for the two of us at the moment!
My sister’s favourite skirt pattern is McCall’s 4408. I have made this pattern for her before … a few times.
here, The Snake Skin …
here, Picasso’s flowers …
and here, The Clark Gable …
Here I go again!
There is something relaxing about doing the same pattern a few times. My Jungle January 5 animal print is fighting with me but this fabric and pattern just fell together. They are both a 97% cotton / 3% spandex. I had to be careful to use the white print with the flower stems vertically only though. The print has delicate blue flowers and green leaves on it but it also has patches of tiny print… like newsprint.
I pinned and sewed in the inset of contrasting white print fabric, the pleats and the pocket fronts.
After I sewed the pockets on the back I sewed the front and back together.
I attached the waistband and sewed the waistband casing for the elastic …
and ran the elastic through.
I sewed a hem tape on the bottom edge so I could hand sew up the hem afterwards. If this fabric was a print I might of machine stitched the hem, but with the solid colour the machine stitching would show too much on the right side.
This is the type of hem that I later – when I am rushing to get to work in the morning – catch my toe in and rip the hem down in the process, also causing me to fall flat on my face. Just a typical morning catastrophe!
Finished skirt … with pockets! Looks like it could do with some serious pressing though!
The last shot. I actually managed to blog about a Sister’s Sewing Project garment after I had a photo of my Sister wearing it! I asked her if she minded if I used a “head shot” or would she prefer I cut her head off. She was easy with either choice … so I compromised … What are sisters for after all?
I just realized that I haven’t got a name for this skirt yet. What should we call it?
Now back to the Jungle to wrestle that animal print into submission!