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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Silhouette Pattern #2913 Nick & Zoe's Blue Denim Skirt & More Organizing

Like I said, if I like a pattern, why not make a few of them.  This version of the Silhouette Pattern #2913 is from the stretch blue denim I washed in Coke. 

I didn't want to topstitch the skirt in the usual gold thread so used a variegated blue denim thread.  I really like the way the skirt turned out.

Silhouette Pattern #2913 Blue Stretch Denim

Silhouette Pattern #2913
I used an invisible zipper.  I took my time putting in the zipper and it turned out perfect if I must say so myself! 

Silhouette Pattern #2913 Invisible Zipper

Silhouette Pattern #2913 Back View
I'm thinking that a new denim skirt for $11.00 is pretty good. 

Denim Skirt for $11.00!

Since the directions says to use fold over elastic and I thought that is wasn't sturdy enough.  I cut a 2-1/4" x 44" length of fabric for a waistband.  I surged one long side, serging the other onto the skirt.  I added a 1/2" length of elastic to gather in the waist.

Silhouette Pattern #2913 Waistband

Silhouette Pattern #2913 Waistband

I used the variegated denim thread in a twin needle for topstitching the waistband.  I used my generic/low end Brother sewing machine (as usual).  The machine does a great job.  It's a workhorse.

Twin needle stitching on waistband
I finally picked up a few sheets of craft foam from Wal-Mart this past week.  Jo-Ann's no longer carries them.   I am making closet dividers for my "fit to me" patterns.  I used a CD to outline a circle and a pattern weight (a large washer) for the center hole.

Closet divider from foam sheet
I could get four circles from each foam sheet.  The foam cut like butter.  Easier than I thought.

Closet divider from foam sheets
I sorted my closet my wovens; jackets, shirts, skirts, dresses, misc. Knits; tops, cardigans/jackets, dresses, and skirts.

Closet dividers from foam sheets
Finding my patterns is now so much easier.  Sorted, organized and ready to use!

Closet dividers

Closet dividers
My last organizing project for the day.  My sewing machine needles.  I bought this 24-compartment box from Harbor Freight for $2.99 with a coupon!  I like Harbor Freight.  I buy tape, screwdrivers and  magnetic pin dishes from there.

I have the needles sorted by woven or knit and then the different sizes.  I have room for more.....I need to get shopping! 

Needle Organizer
Now if I could just get an idea about organizing my zipper stash.  They are currently sorted by length in zip top bags but just stored in a cubicle bin.  I have to dig every time I need a zipper. 
Any ideas would be appreciated.

Sewn So Far:

  • Drape neck tank top in midnight blue ITY knit.
  • Regular tank with neck/arm band in midnight blue ITY knit
  • Drape neck tank top in white jersey knit
  • Drape neck tank top in blue aqua jersey knit
  • M6844 Cardigan Fuschia Abstract Wavy Stripe ITY Knit
  • M6844 Cardigan Pink Black Chains Pearls Animal ITY Knit 
  • M6844 Cardigan Blue Tropical ITY Knit
  • B5760 Green Floral Ponte Knit Cardigan
  • Drape neck dress in Raspberry matte ITY knit
  • Nightgown in blue rose bouquet cotton sheets
  • Silhouette Pattern #2913 Nick & Zoe’s Black Denim Skirt
  • Silhouette Pattern #2913 Nick & Zoe’s Blue Denim Skirt

Still Want to Sew:

  • Sweater Wrap Top
  • Sleeveless Button Down Top
  • Princess Seam Sheath Dress
  • Stripe Vest
  • 3/4 sleeve Maxi Dress-Solid Color
  • Something with fringe
  • Red dress with Animal Print Cardigan
Until next time.....................

1 comment:

  1. Love the denim skirt with the variegated top stitching. I will have to steal that for when I make one! I'm in awe of your organization! Need to make more of an effort with my sewing room.