Hey there! Happy Tuesday…I have a pretty fun sew to share with you today! Sarah and Caroline, from Blue Susan Makes and Sew Can She sent their book my way and I wanted to share what I made with you all! Let me tell you more about the book, and then the skirt. This book, Just for You! is full of a wide range of projects, from bags to clothes, with patterns and pattern pieces and beautiful photography. At the publishers site you can get a good glimpse at a number of projects in the book. It’s all put together really well!
Okay, my skirt. This is the lovely long skirt from the book and I would have to agree with all of those adjectives when it comes to maxi skirts. Okay, maybe I’d add another “L”, lean. I think maxi skirts wave a little magic wand and make you look so put together and slim without much effort.
I was a little apprehensive to try a new maxi skirt pattern, because I already own one that fits perfectly. But I thought it’d be great to try another silhouette, and I’m glad I did. This pattern has six panels, which I think looks great and adds a little interest. I used Robert Kaufman Catalina Knit fabric for this skirt in Steel, and definitely would use it again to make a skirt. I do have to confess one little thing about the skirt. I’ve already seam ripped this waistband and swapped it with the Syrah skirt waistband. Just personal preference, but that’s the great thing about sewing, you can mix and match things as you’d like. These photos though show the pattern waistband which does work well!
Okay, ready for a little giveaway. Sarah and Caroline kindly offered up one book to my sweet readers (that’s you!). Just leave a comment below telling me what you have been sewing lately. Winners in the United States will receive a hard copy of the book. International winners will receive an ebook copy. Giveaway will close this Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8 pm EST.
Thanks for reading and good luck!