Thursday, August 12, 2010

yard sale wrap skirt

While my computer is still out for repair, I remembered that I had this post prepared...I hope I don't loose anymore friends while I am away! xo

I was looking back over blog post from my last blog recently + thought that I would share some of what I had been crafting/ sewing/ making just last summer. One of my favourite {and most ambitious} sewing projects had been this Yard Sale Wrap skirt, which incidently, I did wear for my town's town wide yard sale. This skirt was just perfect for my newly pregnant + ever changing form. { Baby Liam will still a secret when this photo was taken}
I used a pattern from the book Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. The skirt did take me longer than a weekend to make, but it is one of those things that once you have made it once, the next one will be super simple. This book is full of great patterns that I can't wait to try out! *Note: I have found that the patterns do run a little small, so you may need to adjust the measurements a bit.


I remember reading Soulemama at the time + she had mentioned that she rarely had the 3+ yards of fabric necessary for this particular skirt just kicking around the house. I began schemeing and decided to give the skirt a go usung alternating pannels of coordinating fabrics. I cut the pattern a bit more narrow in the width and shorter in the length to accomodate for the way I had folded the fabric to cut it. I was still able to add the 2 extra pannels I needed, added my button hole at the waist band and extended the belt, all with just 3 yards of fabric! Sewing on a budget? Yes, it can be done!!
Somewhere not too long after I made these, my pregnancy morning sickness kicked in with a vengance and it took a good year before I could even think about a sewing machine without feeling a little green around the gills. I am pretty sure that I am over that now! So while o have not done any big sewing projects of late, I still enjoy wearing these skirts... And seeing these photos from last year is just so inspiring... Maybe some te infront of the sewing machine will be a good replacemt for the computer, until it returns? Sure beats posting with an itouch! Happy week friends!


  1. I miss sewing and can't wait until I get my fabric back out of storage. :( The skirts are lovely!

  2. AHHHHHHH these are so incredibly beautiful

  3. i am so.intimidated by sewing machines. that said - i want to learn to sew so badly! those skirts are gorgeous - where do you crafty mamas find the time? i have one, *one*, little and i can barely keep the house liveable...good luck with yer computer!


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