The “Earned My Stripes” Skirt
Name & Location: Beata, Melbourne
Blog: Tatulinka’s Tales (rarely updated recently, whoops!)
How long have you been sewing: Just about a year, on and off
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I have been following along for ages now, and really wanted to get more involved! My most productive time last year, sewing-wise, was when I was participating in the challenges
What do you love most about sewing garments: Picking the fabric and notions to go with a pattern, tracing the pattern pieces, and wearing the result!
What do you hate most about sewing garments: Finishing the seams, and ironing!
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I’d like to be pushed outside my sewing comfort zone – I have yet to sew anything with sleeves, a lining, or a crotch!
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Keep my house more organised
What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: The Sew Weekly, Sew Retro, Casey’s Elegant Musings, Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing… and a whole bunch more!
The “Earned My Stripes” Skirt!
Fabric: Striped cotton poplin from Spotlight, $3.50/metre
Pattern: “Tucked full skirt” from the S/S 1988 edition of the Australian Women’s Weekly “Handmade”
Notions: Zipper from op-shop, $0.25
Time to complete: Don’t remember! Less than a week
First worn: July, 2011
Wear again? Hope so!
Total price: ~$7