Thursday, June 23, 2011

The 30 Minute Skirt

I love a knee length skirt in the summer, and they look cute with flats or heels.  Digging through my fabric stash, I found quite a few bright prints that I thought would make a great skirt.

I used my own personal sloper as a pattern, and cut out and sewed one every day for 5 days.  Timing myself, I found that I could finish it in 30 minutes flat!  They were blind hemmed on a machine- it would have taken me longer if I had hand hemmed them!  There are 4 pattern pieces- front, back, front waist facing, and back waist facing.  They have a side invisible zipper, and no vent or slit because they are a-line.

The class titled "Beginning Fitted Garment Construction" teaches how to construct a basic skirt such as this to sewists who are beginner to intermediate.  But I can't guarantee that you'll be able to make it in 30 minutes!
The 30 minute skirt

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nonpareil Studio is Expanding!

Nonpareil is thrilled to be taking over the second floor of the vintage home where we are located, which will be used exclusively for sewing and other fiber art classes.  A full schedule of classes will be offered along with some new additions.  There will be permanent counter-height cutting tables,  room for eight sewing stations, and hopefully, a dyeing studio.  Stay tuned for further updates!