July 7, 2016
Oh my gosh! We had AMAZING participation with this month’s challenge!!! The challenge for the month of June was STRIPES for the ThReD and Needle sewing group. We had a wide range of stripe fabrics and design varieties. Stripes ranged from abstract to chevron to variegated to animal stripes…all of them absolutely beautiful!
Check out the projects from all of the ladies this month HERE.
My fabric was a little bit of a tricky one! I thought my mind was playing tricks on me when I first lined up my fabric on the cutting table. (The fabric is a cotton fused fabric HERE.) It was not until I started lining up my pattern pieces on the fabric that I realized the stripe was not straight! My initial thoughts were “Yikes! What am I supposed to do with this fabric!” The lines weren’t lining up with the grainline (against the selvage or the cross grain) and the stripes were completely off. Instead of killing myself matching stripes, I decided to place each pattern panel for the skirt’s front and back pieces in different directions. There was no way that I was giving up on this amazing fabric! I think that the stripe direction variance makes the skirt more interesting!
For my pattern I used Simplicity 1166. I added piping to the skirt with leftover fabric from a previous project.
What ya think of these stripes!? Don’t forget to check out the stripe projects from the members of the ThReD and Needles sewing group HERE. Stay tuned for next month’s challenge…EXPOSED SHOULDERS.
Let me know your thoughts!