Have you been Following Vintage May over at craftiness is not optional?
Jess, from CINO and Kristin, from Skirt as Top have brought back their popular blog series featuring adorable vintage-inspired sewing! It's so much fun to see what everyone has made!! And all the precious little models are killing me. Too much cuteness.
this website for a layered petticoat look. It reminded me a little of those gorgeous lace-trimmed slips from the 50's! I love those so much, I wish there was a way to wear them in public without being out in your undies. :o)
So I started whacking, which I really like doing. I tried this method with a jumper recently and really liked how it turned out. Although, be warned that this will probably only look good on a garment with printed fabric, otherwise the center seam will be too obvious.
Let's do this!
- Cut through the leg seams.
- Fold (inside-out) shorts sideways and use a ruler to draw a new seam that is straight down.
- Sew along marked lines and trim excess.
- Then add coordinating fabric to the bottom, if desired. Stick to the same type of fabric (knit to knit, cotton to cotton, etc.) Cut two pieces that are the same width as the skirt when it's lying flat plus about 1''.
- Sew the two pieces together at each end with right sides facing to make one piece.
- Pin to the hemline of the skirt.
- Sew on and you're finished! Try to sew along the stitching that is already on the skirt's hem for a tidy look.
Psst, do you want to hear the real story of how this tutorial went down?
Are you sure?
So yesterday (thursday) was like this: wake up feeling sick, babysitting, more babysitting, photoshoot photoshoot photoshoot, one more photoshoot, eat a few bites of a pb&j while feeding kids lunch, put kids down for a nap, photoshoot, park, clean up, edit photos, run to little friend's music recital (super cute, go Lexi!), put Paige to bed, eat half a bowl of green beans, sit for two seconds thinking I'm going to relax...(one)...(two)..."bing!" email from Jess wondering if my post was ready to go up. Apologize for forgetting that my post is due today, freeze like a deer in the headlights, more apology, panic mode, kick things into high gear, think of project, sew project, haul tons of stuff to church building (it's friday now), staging staging staging, take photos of myself with self-timer, feel like crying a little because the church building is dark and scary (and because it's 1am now), haul stuff home, try to upload photos, feel like crying again because computer keeps crashing, pray that the computer stops crashing, pray again (more apologizing), edit photos, try to upload to blogger, Safari won't work, try Firefox, type up post.
And well, I can only hope things end well from here. :O) (Sleep? Please? Can we sleep now?)
So once again, sorry to Jess for mixing up my post date! So sorry! But it ended well and I made something vintage. Something I really love, too! I wear skirts all the time in the spring/summer and this one is super comfy. :o)
Hope your day is going well and that you all have a great weekend!!
I really love you!