A fun sewing visit
My friend, Anne, is going to Disney with her sister later this month to run a half-marathon. She decided that they needed special outfits to wear and asked me to help. It's been a very long time since I made a garment but it's like riding a bicycle, it all comes back to you. Fortunately I had a period of time when I was really into swimwear and I remembered most of the tips.
She found a Jalie pattern for the skort and found these great Mickey and Minnie fabrics at FunkiFabrics in the UK. She came over Tuesday afternoon and we hoped to get one skirt made and 2 cut out. Instead we finished all three! We started with the Mickey skirt to do a test run of the process and see if the fit was true (it was). Then we made the other 2 assembly like fashion with a mismatch-of-parts mistake that I made about half way through. We didn't make the shorts so that shortened the process a lot. I think they plan to wear leggings underneath. They turned out really cute and the fabric is very high quality. They will look great at the Disney run.
I also unmolded the soap. It's stacked on a shelf in the basement for a few weeks of curing.
This photo shows how much a bar of soap shrinks during the curing process, Basically all of the water evaporates. Since I sell my soap by weight it's important to wait until this process is done! You can use uncured soap but it will dissolve faster than a cured bar because it's quite soft.
Cute skorts - perfect fabrics for where they plan to wear them. As a little aside, and probably not of the least bit of interest at all, but my maiden name is Michie (pronounced Mickey). Interesting to see how much difference curing makes to soap - and I love the heart shaped ones!
2/3/2017 07:44:18 am
Great job on the skirts.
2/3/2017 09:50:41 am
Those skirts are so cute! I bet they get a lot of compliments on them! That is a lot of soap! You will be squeaky clean for months!
2/21/2017 01:33:04 pm
Cute outfits! When I buy a batch of soap, I leave them in a basket on the counter .... continuing the hardening process! But the real reason, they look so cute in a basket! lol Cheers!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.