Month: January 2015

Something Quick and Easy

Sometimes I find I need a quick & easy project to get back into the sewing vibe. That’s definitely what this skirt was. I had a small piece of patterned knit material (about 1m x 0.75) that came from my husband’s late grandmother’s stash. I’d always thought it would make a smart winter skirt but just never got around to making it. One benefits of winter in Michigan being so cold is that I can’t be bothered leaving the house and so I tend to sew from my stash rather than going to the store for new fabric. In Australia I’d often head to my favourite fabric stores looking for ‘inspiration’ & coming home with more fabric than I really needed. It was like the sewing equivalent of going to the shops to get a new belt for work & coming home with 3 pairs of pretty shoes, two new cocktail dresses, a handbag & no belt for work. Needless to say when I wanted to sew something this morning that I could wear this afternoon & looked at …