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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fall Sewing #9 Silhouette Pattern #2913 Nick & Zoe's Skirt Red

My fall sewing is going very slowly but I am sewing.  It's funny how my sewing gets pushed aside when other people need me for their sewing  alterations.  Homecoming was this weekend and I fixed a beautiful dress for our neighbor girl.  Then come to find out she had two dresses in the same exact color as our son's wedding that were both attendants size.....what a coincident! 


Homecoming Dress
One dress is short and one is long.  So there will be more alterations coming.  In exchange for the alterations I got both dresses for $55!  Hope that saves them some money!

Back to me sewing:

I was gifted a beautiful red paisley fabric.  I think it is a moleskin maybe?  It is so soft and drapes beautifully. 

I used the Silhouette Pattern #2913 skirt pattern and added 3" to the length and pieced the three skirt pieces together making one panel.  So the skirt uses 8 of these panels.  I thought that since the pattern was busy that it didn't need all the topstitching and pieces.

I was able to sew the skirt up in about an hour or two.  The zipper was easy as pie to put in and the fabric ironed great.



Silhouette Pattern #2913 Skirt



Silhouette Pattern #2913 Red Skirt



Silhouette Pattern #2913 Skirt
I thought that since I wear the blue denim version of this skirt at least once a week I might as well make more!

I have been wanting a pair of knee high boots for fall/winter.  I looked at a few online stores and was very hesitant because of my calf size.  I thought I should really try them on before I bought them.  Also, did I want brown or black?  Choices are tough!

Dear Daughter and I went shopping this weekend and I found a pair of black boots at Lane Bryant that fit and were on sale!


Lane Bryant Wide Calf Zipper Detail Riding Boot
Dear Daughter and I did our usual Friday Project Runway watching.  This week's challenge was designing for the crew.  REAL people, REAL bodies!  I'm so excited!  I can't believe Ashley is having a meltdown, this should be HER challenge! 

Swapnel is going home!  I will miss him but I think we will see his designs soon!

Ashley & Candice were saved by the hair on their head!  I hope they both can step it up and shine!


I'm off to sew something wonderful!

Until next time..................................

Bonnie

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabric for the Silhouette skirt!

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    1. Thank you. The skirt is soooo comfy to wear!

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  2. Pretty skirt and Great boot purchase. I have the opposite with boots, wherein I have to get them altered to accommodate my small calves. Thankfully the last 2 pair fit perfectly.

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    1. Thank you, I can't wait to wear the boots, it has been in the upper 80's here and it still a little too hot for boots. I'd love to have small calves, well, small anything except a bank account!!!!! :)

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