Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Project Sewn: Week One- Attempt 2

I just couldn't leave the first challenge that way- with a DIY Fail. It just left such a bad taste in my soul.... my little, budding, sewing soul...

And especially- when the challenge was to be inspired by a fashion icon- my favorite!
Princess Kate!

So back to Pinterest to find a picture of something I could sew!

I won't make you wait for it. This is the cute skirt I made- inspired by this image of Kate.

I couldn't find the red tartan fabric.
I could find this flannel fabric.

Yes this is a flannel skirt- reminds me of my flannel pajamas growing up! I can see this quickly becoming my favorite skirt.

The reason I labeled my project: Braveheart Inspired on Project Sewn is...
as I was sewing this skirt, my husband walked into the room and asked,
 "Are you going to unite the clan?" Braveheart is his favorite movie- all time, so I knew exactly what he was referring to. lol.

It helped me giggle my way through the project until the skirt was finished. All the picking out and pinning etc. I mean, for an experienced seamstress.. this is probably an hour-project not two days.

After looking at some other people's projects on Project Sewn, especially Kristi (click here), I thought I needed to add lining to this skirt.. lining really makes a sewing project seem more professional and less home-spun. Also, I thought lining will help this skirt hold it's shape better (since it is made out of flannel) and not bunch up when being worn with tights.

I have never, NEVER ever lined anything!  Since this skirt is just a tube...I thought I would be able to handle it.
(Spoiler Alert: This is extra fabric from a future Project Sewn assignment. )

Look at the hem! no.. really LOOK AT IT! I did a dang good job!
My son helped me with the pictures, he said "Why are you standing like that?"

I don't know what I am doing?... awkward model syndrome.

Besides the awkward photos- the skirt turned out cute! (and comfy!)

I love /live for comments - they really help me stay positive as I try to learn how to sew.
So thanks for taking the time!


  1. I agree totally cute! Don't worry, I feel the same way about having my picture taken!! Good job

    1. Chelsea- thanks so much for stopping by! Love those darling dresses on your site! I have 4 boys- so I naturally drool over little girl dresses and their general cute-ness!

  2. Haha I do the awkward model thing, too!

    I love this, a flannel skirt is a fabulous idea...hmm...I have some black and pink flannel I picked up a while back to make a woobie, but I never got around to it...

    Also, in my house, "Mel Gibson War Movies" is a genre, and we treat it like medicine. "Oh, you're feeling sick? Here, watch 'We Were Soldiers'."

  3. I love your sense of humour! The skirt is simple yet lovely... Great idea!

    1. Thanks Sara-- love your striped shirt! You matched those stripes perfectly!1

  4. Well done Laura! Plaids can be finicky to work with, and you did a great job!

    1. Sue! The clothes you make are so happy! Thanks for stopping by-- I am so humbled you would take the time to do so!

  5. You should of told your son that you were standing that way because you were proud of your work... And showing it off.

  6. Great job! I love the plaid and adding the lining makes a big difference!