On day 4, I made up a skirt for Evva from a simple little pattern from Maja’s Heirlooms (a company that may not exist anymore). I found the pattern at a thrift store and think it was donated there by a wonderful local, independent fabric store that closed down last year. I also made a skirt from this pattern for Anne a few months ago for her school uniform.
The wonderful fabric came from a dress that I had put in the quilt-making pile, but I pulled it out because the fabric is so wonderful and there was enough there to make something else wearable. The dress was made by a local seamstress, but I did not like the construction. It looked like a coat, but was not lined. It was a cold dress to wear in winter and the buttons popped open all the time. I could have sewed all the button holes shut, but one of the buttons popped off and was lost – and since it was an impractical dress, I thought I might make it over. I decided on the skirt because it is a quick sew, looks great, and I knew there would be enough fabric.
It came together very quickly. When I made the skirt for Anne, I put in an invisible zipper (per instructions), but she never needed it because the little bit of elastic in the waist made it easy to slip on and off. So I did not put in a zipper, nor did I have to hem it. It looks great and Evva loves it.
On day 5, I took a pair of Anne’s leggings with a hole in the knee, cut them off and made a cuff, so they are like yoga or running pants. She loved them and wore them all day today. I also started making a cowl for Anne, but I was too tired to sew today. The beautiful weather here (and my coming down with a cold) found me sitting in the sunshine, resting during my free time today. I hope to finish tomorrow and will post about it (only missing one day of KCW this time).