I have a silly question for you. Do you ever buy fabric without knowing what you'll make with it?
Quietly raises a hand, I'm guilty of this. #fabrichoarder
Well, boredom set in on a Friday night and I didn't have to taxi kids around.
So, I opted for the ole "cereal for dinner" mantra.
And I took a whole afternoon-turned to night, for me. And did some selfish sewing.
I looked in my stash and had Halloween fabric I bought years...and years ago. I also had some fun Jetson's fabric. I'm a child of the 80's after all. It was a stash busting selfish sewing kind of night.
I always buy at least 2 yards of fabric, especially If I'm unsure what it'll get used for. You can usually get a skirt, a top, or a blanket and matching items for a baby gift, etc. out of 2 yards.
All I needed was 2 yards of fabric, an invisible zipper, and coffee.
I decided to make three gathered skirts for my wild and crazy Friday night.
Super simple self drafted pattern and cut them out assembly style. Then, sewed them up them up. I used an invisible zipper on each and opted out of adding pockets. Although, I regret that decision now. When making your own skirts, always add pockets! Pockets are life!
If you've never made a gathered skirt, do a quick google search and draft a pattern. They are super easy and fun. Perfect for quilting cotton fabrics too. Yay! We all have those fun novelty prints in our stash. Just make sure you pre-wash that fabric. And... bonus, different fabrics will change the look of the skirt. Velvet and taffeta make great holiday party skirts, as where gingham will create a casual Sunday skirt.
That's it. This was a short and simple post and I hope you enjoyed it.
Now go do some selfish stash busting sewing!
Yours truly, waiting for turkey day,
Hi there, I'm Annette and I love eating and sewing. I usually have a cup of coffee or tea with me, but not next to my machine because I'd probably spill it. I am the reason we can't have nice things.
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