Project Sewn: Pretty in …Fuchsia.

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.

Whew.

First I made a shirt. It is self-drafted.

projectsewnshirtm 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!

projectsewnshirt7m It is tricky to sew tops when you are *ahem* top heavy, as I am.

projectsewnoutfit3m 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.

projectsewn10m 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.

projectsewnbackm The skirt was made like a circle skirt, only I used overlapping squares, then added a yoga-type waistband.

projectsewnlookm My 8 year old took these photos. I think she did well considering she was photographing someone who is uncomfortable being photographed!

projectsewntwirlm 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?

13 Thoughts on “Project Sewn: Pretty in …Fuchsia.

  1. stephine on February 12, 2014 at 10:19 pm said:

    I love it. I hope you WIN!!

  2. I *love* that layered skirt! You made excellent use of that gifted yardage. I still find knits (especially the super stretchy ones) difficult to work with.

    • Thank you Ann!
      It is so much fun to wear. I feel like twirling:)
      This knit worked beautiful and easily for the skirt, because there was little hemming involved.
      The shirt was a labor of love, for sure!

  3. LOVE the handkerchief hem skirt! Love it! What a “simple” yet fun outfit!

  4. Kristi Andres on February 13, 2014 at 9:38 am said:

    You did it!!! :) I think it all looks great. I think seperates is probably the way to go, although the picture towards the end that has you in the shirt, skirt and a black top too looks great! And you have tights that match. What a deal (ok, I have tights that color too!) :) Great job all around. Way to use the 6 yards.

  5. Very cute skirt!

  6. You look like a fairy with that skirt! Fuccia is maybe the only tone of pink that I actually like… I’m NOT by any means a fan of pink!

  7. What a cute skirt! I can see why you feel like twirling!

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