Do you ever take on sewing projects for other people? I’m really bad at saying no, but Josh and I have recently talked about how much more I sew for our family if I say no to other people’s sewing requests. Well, this past week a friend of mine asked if I would do a little sewing for her. As rehearsed from my conversation with Josh, I was ready to say no, but I hesitated and asked her what she needed done.
Here goes her story. Her son was getting married this weekend and she picked out a beautiful mother of the groom gown. She loved it, bought it, brought it home for her husband to see and he said “You sure are showing a lot up top!” How could I say no to that? So to her sewing request I said yes and quickly added a little tack to make sure she was fully covered up top. (I will get better at saying no though…maybe I just need a little more practice.)
The whole point of the story is her dress. It was beautiful. This satin dress had a pretty crossover bodice and then the bottom was covered in what looked like petals to me. One on the left, then one on the right, cascading down to her knees in a criss-cross fashion. I loved it and used it for inspiration to make Sweet Pea a new skirt.
The back of the skirt has an elastic waistband and a simple a line shape. This is a skirt I would like to make again, maybe with shirring in the back instead of the casing for the waistband, and then our usual shorts and pockets added on.