I cut out the pieces for my skirt. I marked the yardage, so I know I need more than one-yard, but less than two-yards, for this pattern that includes waistband and two pockets. Now I need to dig out an old pattern so that I can remind myself how to sew a proper waistband with interfacing and all that. I feel hopeful that this pattern will be successful, so I'm taking my time, finishing the cut edges, planning to buy lining fabric, and otherwise do the best sewing job I know how. Of course, all that care means slower progress, especially since I have to save up for the lining fabric and maybe a zipper if I can't harvest one from something I already have.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.