Then I got to thinking, why don't I ever make my own bias cut items?
Well, as I'm sure you all know, it takes up mega tons of fabric. Mega tons is an understatement, shit load would be more accurate.
I decided to try it. Splurge on some $4 a yard striped fabric and give it a go.
I marked my pattern for a forty-five degree angle, and made sure I laid out the fabric correctly. I took into account the 1/2" seam allowance, and decided to mark the pattern so I could make a chevron type design out of the stripes.
Well, it worked and it was WAY easier than I thought.
|Front of skirt.|
The fabric is a cotton sateen, and it's just perfect for my Camp Hollywood wardrobe.
|Back of skirt.|
|Love that zipper :)|
It's hanging on Onda right now and I'll hem it soon. It's just been a looooooog few weeks.
On that note I thought I'd announce I'm taking July off.
Catalog Sunday will still happen, and I may post a bit to FB every now and then, but I'm gonna chill for a bit. I've been feeling like my life is getting away from me and I really don't like that feeling so I'm going to buckle down on some things and find myself again. That and work is picking up so I really need to be centered for that.
Thanks for all your support throughout all the crazy I've been going through. You all are the most rad friends the internet ever had!
Please, feel free to email me if you have questions about stuff, and I hope to come back to NVL in August just in time for Make n Mend, 2012! I didn't forget!
Have a great 4th, dance, sew, eat, and love.
that skirt is amazing! Enjoy your break and we will see you soon!ReplyDelete
Good job on the chevron effect. Just a word of caution: Let your skirt hang for at least three days to a week before hemming. Bias cut skirts tend to stretch over time.ReplyDelete
I know the feeling.....enjoy your new found time!ReplyDelete
I love your skirt and just in time for July the Fourth too! Great job with the chevron effect. I'm using this same fabric for a sundress I'm making, though I wish I had your strip matching skills!ReplyDelete
Shelley enjoy your time to yourself!ReplyDelete