Monday, June 8, 2009

3 tier skirt... my way


One for my daughter and one for my niece. I made this pattern up, and was pretty pleased with it. It's 3 rectangles, that's it. If any one's interested, I can send you the dimensions I used. It's probably a girl's 6 to 8, or 120 if you use European sizing. I did a rolled edge hem with the serger and will definitely do more of those. I also used the serger to gather, and won't go back. Easy peasy. My magic book told me how to do it. When I inherited my mom's serger, I had no idea how to use it or how to sew garments. I purchased the magic book, "Sewing With Sergers: the Complete Handbook for Overlock Sewing" by Gail Brown and Pati Palmer. It specifically addresses using sergers to sew all kinds of garmets. This little book was less than $10, has the most boring title, and is the most used sewing reference book I have ever bought. Should you find a serger by the side of the road, definitely spend money on the book. It's worth every cent.

4 comments:

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

LOVE! Vintage Heather Ross combined with FMF is always a winner.

Anonymous said...

will you make me one? just got rained out of the garden, darnit. Finally had the energy!

liz at olliekate said...

Oh, I love the fabrics you used. Kate needs one too :)
Great design, I can see this one getting a lot of use.

Melissa said...

I'm jealous. I kinda want one, and I'm kinda afraid (sort of how I feel about your bees.) I'm a bad, bad blogger these days, but I love to pop in here and see what you are up to! Keep it coming!