Life has been a bit hectic lately, so unfortunately not much creativity happening at my house. Today's post is to show off something I made many weeks ago, but never got around to taking pictures until last weekend. May I present, the Sew Serendipity Skirt?
This skirt is from a pattern in the book Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt. Here's the cover of the book.
My skirt followed the directions for the cover skirt, except I used just 3 fabrics instead of the 5 Kay used on the cover. Also, the cover version has rickrack trim which I left off my version.
The best thing about this pattern was the invisible zipper installation instructions. The book has clear instructions with lots of pictures. Installing this zipper was a breeze, and if I say so myself, it's perfect!
For my skirt, I used some quilting cottons I had in my stash. So, as it is likely to happen when using quilting cottons, I think it does sorta look like I'm wearing a quilt! For my next version, I will be careful about choosing some nice apparel fabrics to avoid that quilt-look.
I have to recommend this book - not only did I learn how to install an invisible zipper (worth the price of the book alone) but I am confident with the clear instructions I will be able to sew many garments from this book. I think my biggest challenge will be fabric selection. And isn't fabric shopping also the most fun part?!
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