Saturday Stitching


My sister couldn’t make it up for the sister-weekend we’ve been planning (she’s been really sick for the past three weeks), so I started making my Halloween costume this afternoon.  If you haven’t seen my Twitter updates, I’m going as a zombie housewife this year and my boyfriend is going as a zombie survivor (he bought a cowboy hat and shotgun a la The Walking Dead).

The skirt is a simple circle skirt pattern but it’s my first time sewing with plaid, eek!  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out even though the alignment of the intersections isn’t exactly perfect…I think I had some issues with the fabric being off grain when I cut out the pattern pieces.  All that’s left is the hem and some hand-stitching inside.  See that green?  That’s a grosgrain ribbon waistband technique that I tried out from Claire Shaeffer’s Couture Sewing Techniques (psst it’s the October book for the Sewing Book Club).

Ok, now I need to finish that Carnac sweater!  Happy crafting!


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