|M. in her 3-tier ruffle skirt. I know not very ruffly.|
Occasionally, I will be inspired to sew a quick this or that, only to be cowed into submission by the thought of ruining the fabric I am about to lay waste to with my scissors. I have made quilts, a plushy octopus, and a few gift bags, but I have stayed away from clothes. Until now . . .
This past weekend, I strolled boldly into not one, but two fabric stores, expertly purchased fabric and notions, and proceeded sans pattern to make a skirt. And it wasn't horrible. In about 2 hours I had cut, pieced, lined, and made the casing for one skirt. Best of all, I did not die or become injured, blow up my sewing machine, waste hundreds of dollars, or wreck the house in the process. I did have some help from the interwebs. I can happily pass along a handy tiered skirt calculator that I found, here.
I am looking forward to practicing so more.