I sewed this skirt back in March. It's got a 3" elastic waist. I found this fabulous elastic locally at Mill End and bought it, not knowing what I would do with it, but had to have it anyway. I ended up cutting it to fit my waist, stitched it up, and then cut out a skirt with a slight A-line (just a front and back, no shaping) slightly wider and stitched the elastic to the skirt pulling the elastic slightly. I used a zig-zag for this.
This is pretty down and dirty sewing. It's great to just pull on and go. The fabric is a cotton silk blend from Fabric Depot. I wanted to make a skirt that looked like it was belted, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. The key was using a thin fabric. I'm wearing a full slip here (I love full slips and wear one almost every day) because the fabric is a bit on the sheer side. I just serged the bottom edge. Done and done.
- I recently bought Wilson, by Daniel Clowes and am thrilled to have it. I have all his work, including the original comics from ages ago. I think it's funny people still complain in the reviews that his work is depressing. I mean, when was it ever not depressing? It's like complaining about the flavor of milk. That's just the way it tastes.
- I have really been enjoying Andrea's blog, book scout—all about young adult and kids books. She's a wealth of knowledge.
- There's a good post over at MommyCoddle about summer games. We already bought some she wrote about and they are a huge hit. The personality traits that come out in the girls during game playing is hysterical! I am not taking Sade to Vegas, that's all I'm sayin'. She's all or nothing.