Me Made Monday – See What We’re Sewing at Sew News!

Good morning!

It’s Monday and boy was it hard to get out of bed. It was made a bit easier by the thought of Me Made Monday. If you’re new to MMM it is something the Sewing Blogging Community (SBC) does where bloggers will post on Monday something that they have made. The SBC also does a wildly popular Me Made May where bloggers will wear an item that they’ve made every day in May. I am not that together for a Me Made May, but I think I can handle a Me Made Monday! Plus, it’s fun on Sunday night to plan my outfit for the day.

Stay tuned for more details on Me Made Monday and how you can participate or just have fun seeing what we at Sew News  have made.

RED SKIRT 1 Me Made Monday   See What Were Sewing at Sew News!

Here I am in my new skirt!

Midi skirts are quite popular and they are so lovely to wear in spring and summer. Use a soft shimmery main fabric and line it with a luxe silk and you’ll make one for every day of the week (that’s what I’m doing!). Check out how to make your own maxi knit skirt here or make one in a woven. And you can read more about my obsession with skirt making here.

Here are the details of my project.

I love elastic waist skirts. They are so incredibly easy to make and are perfect year around. This skirt is from Vogue 8981 with modifications.

V8981 Me Made Monday   See What Were Sewing at Sew News!

I eliminated the pockets and the side slits. I also used a wider elastic to act as a bit of tummy control and I made a full lining instead of the half lining.RED SKIRT 4 WAIST 300x252 Me Made Monday   See What Were Sewing at Sew News!

The fabrics I used for the main fabric is a red crepe de chine from Colorado Fabrics a local fabric store here. The lining is a light tangerine color China silk from Elfriede’s (again in Colorado).

RED SKIRT 3 Me Made Monday   See What Were Sewing at Sew News!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full disclosure: I did not sew these beautiful hems. As I was trying to even up the hem I kept cutting and cutting and cutting trying to even it out. I ended up cutting about 5 inches off. If I didn’t stop I was about to have a mini skirt. I took the skirt to a professional alterations person and she did an amazing finishing job. So glad I did.

red skirt lining 300x293 Me Made Monday   See What Were Sewing at Sew News!And, that my friends is my first Me Made Monday.

What about you? Do you like making skirts, do you participate in MMM? You can post skirts that you’ve made or are particularly proud of on our Flickr Sew News Member group or on Instagram with the #sewnews.

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 Me Made Monday   See What Were Sewing at Sew News!

About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!
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