I walked into Hancock Fabrics last Thursday knowing exactly the fabric I needed to complete an order.
This was not the fabric I needed when I went in, but it was the fabric that I needed when I left. 🙂
This next fabric is my favorite! The flowers start small at the top and then get really big by the end. Minimize me, puh-lease!
So from there my husband suggested we cruise Hobby Lobby. I have a terrific husband! This is what we scored at Hobby Lobby:
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
Then my heart skipped a beat when I saw this fabric. Images of complimenting Mommy and Me skirts pulsed before my eyes. It was like I was in the old-school Chuck E. Cheese tunnel, strobing my way into a seizure. We are going to look so cute together! (Who is this person, and what have you done with the real Melinda?!)
The way I like to work my wardrobe is to pair solids with pattern skirts. But I can NEVER find shirts that meet my modesty guidelines. Even the ugly ones feel the need to reveal boobs, maybe to compensate for the ugly fabric/style? I don’t know either. Regardless, I found a stash of shirts on clearance at Wal-Mart that are perfect for me after about 10 minutes of modification. I am gearing up for a tutorial on this, too. Can’t wait! But I have to, which means that you have to, too.
I am also preparing a tutorial for my first experience with sewing with a pattern. My first attempt resulted in this:
It was supposed to look like the pink one at bottom left below. The tutorial will cover where I went wrong. Hint: measure twice, cut once.
I have also got some on-line skirt tutorials that I am going to try out, but some of them will need to be lengthened. I will provide links back to the original posts during each tute.
Have a tute you’d like me to try? Just leave the link in the comment below for consideration.
Sometimes, being a minister’s wife means having to make your own clothes. Being a modest one means that you pretty much HAVE to. I can do it!
Check out my Modern Modesty skirt tutorials for your wee ones.