This spring I took several garment sewing classes at my favorite local sewing shop, All Stitched Up. I just learned last week that they are going out of business. I'm so sad about losing such a great local resource and I will miss the friends I've made there. On a brighter note... I plan to hit that liquidation sale hard!
I really enjoyed the series of classes. Before them, I had really only been making clothes for the kids. These classes focused on making clothing for myself. We started with a simple pajama bottom and worked our way up through nightshirts, knit tops and blouses. The classes gave me a lot of information and also the courage to start making more items for myself!
I wanted to make myself some fun summer skirts. I used a very simple pattern (Simplicity # 2368) and had great results and a pretty good fit. The skirts go together so quickly that I have now gotten myself into the habit of buying all sorts of fabric to make more. My pile keeps growing. I suppose I should stop typing and start sewing!