Monday, September 28, 2009

This Fabric Should Be Illegal!!

This fabric is so easy to sew with that it should be illegal for an experienced sewist to use!! I love it!! This is fake pink suede backed with fake lamb's wool. To make the vest I sewed it with the wrong sides together so that the insides show. Along the hemline and armholes I just sewed a straight stay stitch. The collar is sewn to the lapel and then to the back neck. I did turn the front edges back just a little so the "lamb's wool" would show better. I did the same along the top of the pockets, and then I just sewed them on flat.
The skirt is also sewn together down the sides with the wrong sides together. I turned the hem up and stitched it so that the wooly side would show. I used a satin blanket binding as the casing for the elastic around the waist. I didn't think it needed anymore bulk there.
And, finally I cut a straight piece of fabric, cut fringe on both ends, and then stay stitched along the sides and across the top of the fringe.
Too easy, right? Every now and then it's nice to make something this easy.
Now, on to a few more projects that I just decided to do today.


Trudy Callan said...

Wow! How easy is that? It looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing how you did this. I never would have guessed it could be so easy. It looks like you spent a lot of time on this.

Sher said...

Adding the skirt is really cute :)

i cant sew said...

thanks for the link to this new site, you are such a clever gal and you make it sound so easy!! have a great week
XX rosey

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, Julia you did a fabulous job! Love it!

gwensews said...

So, you think the sewing police should handcuff you to your machine until you sew up a difficult fabric? Ha! Nancys Notions carried this fabric, and a coat pattern along with it. I felt this fabric at the sewing Expo, and it felt soooo good. Now Julia--back to your cell!

Jackie said...

It's SO cute! What little girl wouldn't want to wear that?!

Susan said...

How cute is that?! Adorable!

window dressing said...

I've always seen this fabric in the stores around September time but i've been afraid to try it until now. You make everything sound exciting and fun.

Angelia said...

I want those outfits in my size! I love them both!
I tried to email u awhile back.. guess u didn't get it.
My email is

Anonymous said...

I love the dress. It's very pretty.

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