Thursday, March 1, 2012

TNT Thursday - Project Runway, Here I Come ;)

One Hour Skirt using Alexander Henry's  Amelie
A little something different today, in honor of Try New Things Thursday at Happy Quilting. This is my first clothing attempt, since a disastrous pajama shorts incident in 9th grade Home Ec. I made the One Hour Skirt (links to the free tutorial on Etsy) from Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara. It was really the "Two Hour Skirt" for me, because I don't care for reading directions. :)

The new skills for me on this skirt were elastic & French seams. I almost skipped over the French seams, because it sounded fancy and hard. I am so glad I didn't, because it was so easy and it looks so nice!

I am also working on the "Shirred to the Max" dress in the same book. I am hoping one of you is a shirring expert! While it did shrink down to almost half its size (really fun to watch for the easily amused), I still need it to lose 5.5 more inches. I had the steam iron on full blast and I threw it in the washer and dryer...nothing!

My last new thing was using my narrow hem foot. It worked really well! I had to practice a few times to get the hang of using the scroll. It makes a real nice finish.

WIPS:Shirred to the Max from Sewing in a Straight Line & Spring Ruffle Top from Sew Mama Sew
I missed patchwork a lot after this week, so I am heading back to my quilt projects! They all look the same as last week, except my owl has ears and my shawl gained a foot.  I got organized and wrote everything down in my planner, so I am ready to tackle some WIPS!

Only a few more days until the New York Beauty QAL starts, I'm so excited!

**Linking to Try New Things Thursday at Happy Quilting & Make it Wear it Thursday at The Train to Crazy**

Lily's Quilts
Edit: Just realized it is Small Blog Meet Day at Lily's Quilts!  The Small Blog Meet helps newer bloggers with less than 50 followers meet others out in blogland. I love meeting new people and seeing everyone's projects, so this is a really great opportunity. I met a lot of great bloggers last time I participated, so I am really excited to join up again. You can check it out by clicking on the button to the left!

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14 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Katy Cameron said... #

Well done for tackling all those new things! I have a shirred disaster (caused by a combo of me and the machine that needs to be unpicked and redone, but I need to be feeling strong to have a go at it, and so it sits...)

Pat Merkle said... #

Awesome new try. Funny, I started with making clothes as a kid, but now I only quilt. I can't even seem to mend my clothes, lol. Great job!

Celtic Thistle said... #

Wow, you have been busy, so many new skills too! Never tried shirring, don't think it will be on my list of things to do anytime soon.

Heidi Staples said... #

This is so beautiful. I'm not brave enough to try clothes yet, but hopefully I'll get my courage up later this year!

Melissa Corry said... #

The skirt is fabulous!!! So love the print you choose :) Thanks for linking up :)

Beth said... #

Just stopping by from Lily's small blog meet. I love the look of your blog and I look forward to reading your posts. From one non-direction reader to another . . .

Chandra said... #

Love the skirt...florals are suppose to be all the rage this spring! Thanks for stopping by today:D

the running chicken quilting said... #

I used to dressmake before quilting took over....things never seemed to fit!!

Miss Beau Jangles said... #

New follower here, found my way from the small blog meet. I love your blog, so many beautiful things! I see you have the new york beauty button - I am hoping to do that too! :)

Anonymous said... #

Hi Taryn, Stopping by from the Small Blog Meet. What a lovely site and I love your quilts too. Look forward to following your work.
Jo :)

Megan said... #

Hi Taryn - thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Your work is lovely. Good on you for trying dressmaking! I'm also doing the NY Beauty QAL - can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Collette said... #

Hi there, stopping by from Lily's SBM. Great to meet you and looking forward to reading more of your blog. x

Sarah said... #

Love the skirt - it has been years since I did any garment sewing. Keep thinking it would be nice to give it another try but can't drag myself away from quilting!

Izzy said... #

I just found your blog through TNT Thursday at Happy Quilting. I really like your skirt, such beautiful fabric. I've heard great things about that book, maybe I'll go have a look on Amazon!

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