Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ottobre Design SWAP09 is COMPLETE!

You can't begin to imagine the relief I felt when I finished the last remaining piece...the skirt (#37) from the 04/07 issue.   I don't like to have unfinished projects hanging over my head but having a busy family means that sometimes I don't complete things as fast as I'd like.

This skirt was challenging for me but taken step by step, not too hard.  I worked on it while the intended recipient (my oldest dd) was in school so I didn't have her around to double check the fit.  After attaching the lining, I waited until she was home before sewing any further.  Good thing, because when she tried it on the skirt fell off.  It wasn't a little too was 5 inches too big in the waist!  So, I decided to make a casing and add elastic.  Easy enough because of the lining/waist facing.  The elastic took care of the fit problem and now she can slide the skirt off without unzipping it.  If I'd known that I would have to put elastic in the waist, I could have saved some sewing time by skipping the zipper.;) 

This weekend, K is planning on modelling all her SWAP clothes so I'll post pictures of her next week wearing everything.  I enjoyed the experience and might try this again for spring/summer clothes.   Next up on my sewing list is shirts to match the little girls' apple pants and a gray wool skirt using an Oliver+S pattern for K. 

eta:  Chez Ami is having a 40% off all their regular priced fabrics and their clearance fabric has been reduced to $2.50/yard.  The shipping is only $5 and the sale is good until December 10.


  1. Cute! I love that print - have almost bought it a hundred times. I'm not sure what has stopped me... That Chez Ami sale is tempting!!

  2. Woo hoo! Congratulations on finishing the SWAP. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.


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