I have been dying to get my hands on a copy of Heather Ross' Weekend Sewing. I had it on hold at the library for months. It finally came in the the Sat before Mother's Day and I raced to the library to pick it up. I really wanted to make the wrap skirt pattern. I had seen a few versions of it on Flickr and thought it would be perfect for some poppy fabric (sale $3/yd!!) I had been hoarding for the perfect dress or skirt pattern. So I traced the pattern, ironed and cut out my fabric, sewed and about 6 hours later (with interruptions) I had this skirt. I stayed up till 3am to finish it and wear it the next day to church. So worth it.
If you decide to make this, check her website for corrections. I am a size 10, used 5 panels and 3 yds of fabric. (The original pattern has a sz L using only 3 panels. That would have barely wrapped around me...) I had to cut the waistband not on the bias because I didn't have enough fabric to do so. I think the next one I make I might put a large button hole in the waist so that I can thread one of the ties through when wrapping. I was unsure of the proper wrapping technique so a buttonhole would make that easier. Plus that would help the waist lie flatter, not so much fabric bunched up.
Close up of the waist:
Closer pic of the skirt:
I am in love with this book and I might use the Amazon gift certificate I received for my birthday to actually buy a copy. Which is saying a lot for me. I very rarely buy myself books.
Thanks for looking!
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