Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Alabama Chanin Skirt Kit: Hand Applique
It's one thing to hand applique a 4" x 6" piece of jersey as a drink cup coaster. It's quite another to undertake making an entire garment, like for example a skirt.
After playing around with lots of small 'coaster' projects to learn what time investment goes into the various methods of working with jersey, I have finally jumped off the diving board into the deep end. The good news is that the water is warm.
We have a holiday party coming up with the weekly quilting & knitting group in less than 2 weeks, so my thinking is that I probably will not finish the skirt in time to wear it to that but I'm having fun working on it and the construction is done. Applique is a joy, and Alabama Chanin finished garments are to die for.
Right now, my excitement about sewing this skirt far exceeds the amount of time I have at my disposal to play with it. Still though, pressing on....