I was on the fence about joining this round of Project Sewn. The theme is “pink” in it’s many shades, and I happen to look terrible in most pinks plus, I never have any significant yardage in my stash.
But I really do enjoy a good sew-a-long and all that comes with it! So last night I put it out to our local community on the Buy Nothing Project. I left it to the Buy Nothing Fates, if you will.
Within 5 minutes this lovely woman responded that she had 6 yards of fuchsia knit that she bought but never used.
Yup. That did it. I picked it up this morning, sewed it during the day, and photographed it this afternoon.
First I made a shirt. It is self-drafted.
I am proud of this especially because the knit was super soft and extremely stretchy, which made it difficult to sew with. I was determined, though, and ironed that neck down until it behaved!
It is tricky to sew tops when you are *ahem* top heavy, as I am.
I wasn’t done, though. OH NO. I decided since I had 6 whole yards to play with that the perfect thing to do with this kind of fabric is make a fabulous skirt.
I love it so much. I paired it with the shirt for these photos, but in reality, I might tone down the pink by wearing a different colored shirt.
The skirt was made like a circle skirt, only I used overlapping squares, then added a yoga-type waistband.
My 8 year old took these photos. I think she did well considering she was photographing someone who is uncomfortable being photographed!
I am so very thankful for the community we live in, and for the one online. Without either, I wouldn’t have discovered my inner pink.
What have YOU sewn today?