Sewing Double Times Two

Considering the many and various themes you have had over here at The Monthly Stitch over the year, it was almost impossible to sew something during September and not match at least one category for amnesty. But, as I’ve said before, it gives me great opportunity to contribute a bit more to the site.

The second piece in my Fall plan is a skirt. And see how great it goes with the grey Alma I sewed to be a neutral, it so does its job! The skirt is the Michelle skirt from Burdastyle, a quite easy and straight-forward pattern. I love the shapes of the pleats and the contrast panels. The fabric is a duchess satin in polyester, bought from the remnant bin ages ago and I supplemented the skirt by buying the grey contrast, I love the look of the two colours together! However, I’m not quite sure if I’m completely sold on the fabric for an everyday look, I guess I will have to wear it to find out.

In seam pockets!

I did the pattern as drafted, except I added inseam side pockets using By Hand London’s tutorial). From now on, if I can add a pocket I will. Unfortunately, I cut them a wee bit too small and I must fiddle a bit to get my hand in, but a small pocket is still better than no pocket.

The monthly challenge I’m seeking amnesty for is Sewing Double, although in this case it’s actually sewing triple. I have made this pattern twice before, both as summer skirts (Yellow/Green and Pink), so it was quite fun to make a winter version. And, as I did with the Alma, I’m giving the fabric amnesty after having laid in my stash for 2 years. Win-win!

Yes, blurry but this is as still as my kids’ll be

I don’t know if the Monthly Stitch is aimed at adult or kids clothing, but I’m adding a bonus sewing double. I have found that a great project cleanser is kids clothes. After I finish something with lots of details and hard sewing it’s great to do something quick, such a kid’s knit projects. I asked my kiddo (4 years) if he wanted that I make him and his sister (1 year) matching t-shirts. He loved the idea and got to pick the fabric from the catalogue. One week later I sent two matching kids to pre-school (patterns are Burda 04-2012-144, modified, and one Allt om Handarbete, don’t have the number))

Read more about my Michelle skirt on my blog By Etichy.