So, sewing. Fun! On Saturday, Knitzalot and I (as well as Dr. Nyl, my friend visiting from Australia), headed over to Cora's house for a little sewing 101. Now, one of the funnest things about Cora's house, besides the fact that she really is a supreme hostess (we are talking homemade cookies, people), is her kitties. They have great personalities and are super friendly and love to get involved in what you are doing, including looking through any and all bags you may have brought with you. They thought the sewing paraphernalia made for a great napping spot, too!
We were able to cut out all of our fabric during which time we both realized that lining is a bit tricky.
We also managed to get the majority of our sewing done as well. I brought my sewing machine and we set them up assembly line style in her living room. Both of our skirts need their zippers and their final hemming as well as a bit of embellishment.
Here is a look at what I brought home:
It looks like a "real" skirt inside! From the preliminary fittings, I think they both are going to turn out great and fit wonderfully. I am really excited and look forward to cutting out the fabric for the next one...which will probably take half as long to sew and cut. Cora was amazing and passed on so much expertise to get us started, we are truly fortunate. I can't wait to share with you the finished skirt! Now, however, it is time to focus on the Deep V vest as next Saturday is our last class and we will be cutting so the knitting HAS TO BE done in time. Please wish me luck that my hands will survive the next week of two handed knitting!