Hand-Sewn Skirt

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I’ve got to get back into the swing of things!  I’ve been creating and photographing, just not blogging about any of it. 

Here’s a skirt I’ve been hand-sewing for a while & it’s almost complete:

Tamdoll's skirt It’s a shortened version of the skirt in the Alabama Stitch Book. (My girls insisted that they wouldn’t wear anything past their knees, but you can be sure they won’t leave the house without a nice thick pair of tights on underneath this.)  The hand-stitching wasn’t hard to do, didn’t even take that long, so I’m encouraged to try this again.  The only thing left to do is stitch down the side seams and add an elastic waistband.  I’d like to make one of the tops from the book for myself, may try that next.

I never thought I’d enjoy hand-stitching that much, but it was relaxing.  I think it helped that I had a new sharp needle and a comfortable leather thimble that just about covers my finger (the Clover Natural Fit Leather Thimble).  The glue-on kind, or even the rubber ones for a fingertip didn’t work well for me. 

Have you ever done a sewing project entirely by hand?  I’ve found it so rewarding, and am pretty confident now that I can do this again.

5 comments:

  1. It's cute! They're so lucky to have someone to hand-sew their clothes!

    Glue on thimble?

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  2. Nice! I can't tell what the fabric of the skirt is. Will the raw edges of the cut-outs hold up after a few washing? I used to do a lot of these cut-outs on jersey outfits to jazz them up!

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  3. So cute!! I love it.

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  4. Dearest sweet tammy, your skirt looks really beautiful and how delicate to have it all hand-sewn!! You are truely talented sweet friend! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  5. simply beautiful. Wonderful job and love the stitching.

    just added some cute witch dolls to my blog - stop by and check them out if you have a chance.

    xo
    tina
    pretty paper posies

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