Thursday, February 17, 2011

DWMonday--Finished UFO #10!

I've been a quilter for ONLY 16 years. I started making clothes for myself when I was about 12. I stopped when I was about 25 partly because it was easier to find great clothing for less money and, well, I started having money then! I acquired a dress form many years ago with the idea of getting back into making garments---then, I got the quilting bug and became the Rabid Quilter.

I finally found a fabric store that gives lessons in garment making and I've signed up for several classes: pattern making, draping, working with knits, etc. I found this wonderful knit a while back, perfect for a skirt, adapted a commercial pattern (adding pockets and changing the width of the bias panels) and actually finished a garment I will wear often! I've already worn it twice in fact and it's so comfortable and stretchy. You can't see it but it's a nubby red and black--really a great fabric.

Don't worry though, I still have about 7 quilting projects in progress as we speak as you can see from the other posts I've made on Judy Laquidara's wonderful site. Hope you're all having a great sewing week!


Mary said...

Your skirt is very flattering!

katie z. said...

Do you have any tips on making buttonholes?

AnnieO said...

Beautiful skirt! How satisfying to have a well made and stylish finished project. I started sewing when I was 11 and have sewn many clothes for myself and others--but have gotten out of the habit since the quilting bug bit hard. But last week I bought two patterns and am excited to start on a skirt and a jacket, and may make pants to match the jacket (pants are hardest, IMHO!)

Debbie said...

I used to make all my clothes...then I moved to Alaska and my wardrobe became jeans, t-shirts and hoodies! I must have a dozen jacket patterns that would look great with jeans. I finally made one about 5 years ago and it fit was a raglan style sleeve that was reversible so no way to trim it down. That was the end of my jacket sewing...I'd really like to try again though. Your skirt is awesome.